Nordic Council Literature Prize Awarded to Sofi Oksanen

Finnish author Sofi Oksanen (who has an awesome author photo) has been awarded the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize for 2010. Ms. Oksanen will be one of the authors at the PEN World Voices Festival, and will be participating in three events, including one “conversation” with author David Almond (whose book Skellig, which won the Whitbread award, has been on my YA reading list for awhile).

So mark your calendars!

And, by the by, Oksanen’s book, Purge, for which she won the prize, is about to be available in English.

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