EU Literature Prize winner The Ice Cream Man sold in Denmark

LipsonnewsletterJun2014We are excited to announce that Jensen & Dalgaard, a publisher of literary fiction, has acquired Danish rights to Katri Lipson’s The Ice Cream Man (Jäätelökauppias, Tammi 2012), winner of the EU Prize for Literature 2013.

See here the EUPL 2013 Interview with Katri Lipson.

Set in the Czech Republic and Sweden, The Ice Cream Man explores themes of guilt, humanity and the fuzzy lines between fact and fiction in a narrative spanning several generations.

”It is an honour for us to bring Katri Lipson to the Danish audience. We are excited about The Ice Cream Man, an intelligent and intriguing novel on identity and Europeanness,” says Jeanne Dalgaard, Publisher at Jensen & Dalgaard.

This spring, to mark the Czech-language publication of The Ice Cream Man, author Katri Lipson visited the Czech Republic. Respekt, a weekly magazine, published an extensive review by Czech author Jan Nemec (read the review here) who examined the book’s varied narrative perspectives and praised Lipson’s psychological insights and ability to set the scene.

Rights sold:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi
DENMARK, Jensen & Dalgaard
HUNGARY, Typotex
TURKEY, Nemesis
WORLD ENGLISH, AmazonCrossing

EU Prize for Literature 2013 (The Ice Cream Man)
Helsingin Sanomat Literature Prize 2008 (Cosmonaut)
Nominated for the Finlandia Prize 2008 (Cosmonaut)

Reading material:
English edition
Czech edition
German sample
Finnish edition





Katri Lipson

KATRI LIPSON is a medical doctor and prize-winning author, whose clear prose has been compared to that of the Russian masters. Her writing touches on themes of love, hope and despair across different walks of life. Lipson was one of 12 winners of the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature that recognizes new or emerging authors throughout Europe. She has written four novels: Kosmonautti (2008), Jäätelökauppias, (2012) Detroit (2016) Kaikkein haikein leikki (2019).


Katri Lipson

The Ice Cream Man

2012, Literary

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