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Oksanen scoops Prix Femina prize

3rd November 2010

Sofi Oksanen has added the Prix Femina French literary prize to her list of accolades after triumphing in the best foreign book category.

The Finnish author scooped the award yesterday (November 2nd) for her novel Purge, which is set during the retreat of Soviet troops from Estonia in 1992 and tells the story of two women forced into prostitution.

However, the 32-year-old writer was not able to accept the prize in person, as she was collecting the Nordic Council literary prize in Iceland for the same novel.

Oksanen has also been nominated for the Prix Medicis award, which is given out in November each year to a writer 'whose fame does not yet match their talent', while in August French book shop Fnac chose Purge as its novel of the year.

The Prix Femina was established in 1904 and winners are chosen by an all-female judging panel, though male writers are also eligible for the prize.

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