NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Salomonsson Agency.
The prestigious literary prize of the Vilhelm Moberg-Society is this year awarded to Sofi Oksanen.
The society argues that Sofi Oksanen is a tremendous author that takes great courage in discussing difficult issues and therefore is an obvious winner. She is one of the most influential and important contemporary authors, not least due to her ability to illustrate hardship and different forms of oppression.
The Vilhelm Moberg-Society Prize is awarded annually on April 6th, and the ceremony takes place August 19th in Sweden.