Dark Secrets of History: Roy Jacobsen & Sofi Oksanen

Roy Jacobsen, Sofi Oksanen and Lee Randall

Dark Secrets of History: Roy Jacobsen & Sofi Oksanen

Roy Jacobsen, Sofi Oksanen and Lee Randall

4:00pm

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hear from two of the most acclaimed and internationally awarded authors from the Nordic countries whose novels lift a veil on some of history’s dark secrets. Norwegian author Roy Jacobsen returns to TIFA to talk about the conflict of loneliness and human endurance, with White Shadow (translated to English by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw), the highly anticipated sequel to International Booker-shortlisted The Unseen. Finnish-Estonian novelist Sofi Oksanen unmasks a story of murder in the global fertility market with Dog Park (translated to English by Owen F. Witesman), a captivating story of intrigue and betrayal. Don’t miss this chance to meet the minds behind the pages, and uncover the love, history and lies that fill their pages.

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This event is generously supported by NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad.

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Hear from two of the most acclaimed and internationally awarded authors from the Nordic countries whose novels lift a veil on some of history’s dark secrets. Norwegian author Roy Jacobsen returns to TIFA to talk about the conflict of loneliness and human endurance, with White Shadow (translated to English by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw), the highly anticipated sequel to International Booker-shortlisted The Unseen. Finnish-Estonian novelist Sofi Oksanen unmasks a story of murder in the global fertility market with Dog Park (translated to English by Owen F. Witesman), a captivating story of intrigue and betrayal. Don’t miss this chance to meet the minds behind the pages, and uncover the love, history and lies that fill their pages.

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This event is generously supported by NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad.

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Featured Authors

Roy Jacobsen is a Norwegian novelist and short-story writer. Born in Oslo, he made his publishing debut in 1982 with the short-story collection Fangeliv (Prison Life), which won Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. He is winner of the prestigious Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature and two of his novels have been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize: Seierherrene (The Conquerors) in 1991 and Frost in 2004. The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles was published in Britain in 2008. Jacobsen lives in Oslo.

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Sofi Oksanen is a Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright. Her novel Purge won the Prix Femina and the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and When the Doves Disappeared won the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize. Her latest novel, Norma, was a #1 bestseller in Finland and finalist for the Young Aleksis Literature Prize and the New Academy Prize in Literature. Oksanen was recently awarded a Medal of Honour by the Ukrainian Association in Finland. She has also received the Budapest Grand Prize, the European Book Prize and the Chevalier Medal of Honour from the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. Sofi Oksanen’s Festival appearance is generously supported by Nordic Bridges.

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Lee Randall is an American living in Scotland. She’s worked in trade publishing and journalism, and now works as a freelance writer, editor, book festival programmer and interviewer.

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4:00pm

Sunday, October 24, 2021

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