German rights sold to The Ice-Cream Man by Katri Lipson

Another future classic, The Ice-Cream Man (Jäätelökauppias, Tammi 2012) by Katri Lipson has been sold to Germany to Schenk Verlag. Rights have previously been sold to 15 territories.

WINNER OF THE 2013 EU PRIZE FOR LITERATURE – A European family chronicle that explores guilt, identity and the lines between fact and fiction.

The Ice-Cream Man
The director of a film entitled The Ice-Cream Man refuses to give an actress a script – only detailed and domineering instructions on what he wants her to do next. Inside the film, a man and a woman pretending to be married hide out in the house of Mrs Nemcova in 1942. The narrative then jumps to Olomouc, where a woman is obsessively attending every screening of The Ice-Cream Man, and later to the Prague dormitory of Jan, a student who receives a visit from his mother. Jan makes his way to Sweden and forms an uneasy relationship with a group of young women whose language or motives he barely understands. Twenty years later Jan’s daughter is travelling in Europe  and becomes absorbed in a series of letters addressed to someone named Milena.

Rights sold:  
Original publisher: FINLAND, Tammi

CROATIA, Naklada Ljevak
DENMARK, Jensen & Dalgaard
GERMANY, Schenk Verlag
HUNGARY, Typotex
LATVIA, Janis Roze,
SERBIA, Kontrast Izdavastvo
SPAIN, Editorial Bercimuel
TURKEY, Nemesis
WORLD ENGLISH, AmazonCrossing

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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