Sofi Oksanen

Inspiring Novelist and Award-Winning Author

One of the most awarded literary authors in Scandinavia and translated into more than 40 languages, Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright Sofi Oksanen (b. 1977) is an icon of her field. Called a “literary phenomenon” by The Times, Oksanen has since her international breakthrough novel, Purge, proved time and again that she is a mistress of human drama, incorporating historical and contemporary issues that move the reader. The Dog Park is Oksanen’s sixth novel.

Documentary movie

Born to write (with English subtitles)

Awards And Nominations

Chevalier Medal of Honour by Ordre des Arts et des Lettres - France2019
Nominated for The New Academy Prize in Literature - Sweden2018
Shortlisted for the Ambassador of Finnish Culture award (The Culture Gala of the Century) - Finland2017
Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award - Ireland - When The Doves Disappeared2017
Shortlisted for the Young Aleksis Literature Prize - Finland - Norma2016
The Swedish Academy Nordic Prize - Sweden2013
The Budapest Grand Prize - Hungary2013
Order of the Lion of Finland – the Pro Finlandia Medal - Finland2012
The French Bookseller’s Prize - France - Purge2012
Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award - Ireland - Purge2011
Shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize - UK - Purge2011
The Nordic Council’s Literature Prize The Nordic Councils - Purge2010
The European Book Prize - France - Purge2010
The Prix du roman Fnac - France - Purge2010
The Prix Femina Étranger - France - Purge2010
The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana (IV class) - Estonia2010
Shortlisted for the Prix Médicis - France - Purge2010
The Runeberg Award - Finland - Purge2009
The Finlandia Award - Finland - Purge2008
The Kalevi Jäntti Prize - Finland - Purge2008
The Mika Waltari Award - Finland - Purge2008
The Kristiina of the Year Award - Finland - Purge2008
The SSKK Recognition Award - Finland - Purge2008
The Great Finnish Book Club Prize - Finland - Purge2008
Shortlisted for the Runeberg Award - Finland - Stalin’s Cows2004