Former Student Translates Finnish Novel

The international bestselling novel, PURGE, by the Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen, has just been published in an English language edition by Black Cat, a paperback original imprint of Grove/Atlantic Press in New York. The translator, Lola Rogers, is a former teaching assistant and graduate student in the Department. The novel is a suspenseful tale of two women whose stories emerge as the culmination of a tragic family drama of rivalry, lust, and loss played out during the worst years of Estonia’s Soviet occupation. Congratulations, Lola, on this excellent translation.