We are delighted to announce that rights to the Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature, The Ice-Cream Man (Jäätelökauppias, Tammi 2012) by Katri Lipson are sold in Turkey to Nemesis for publication in 2014. Rights have been previously sold in Czech to Argo for publication in January 2014 and in Bulgaria to Perseus for publication in 2014.
The EU Prize for Literature rewards the best new or emerging authors throughout Europe. Read more: www.euprizeliterature.eu
“The European Union Prize for Literature draws international attention to fantastic new or emerging authors, who might otherwise not gain the recognition they deserve outside their home country. As well as helping these writers to reach new audiences, our aim is to introduce readers to great new European literature and offer them more choice.”
– A. Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
Praise for The Ice-Cream Man:
“The novel is a reader’s paradise, full of thematic expansions, the most fully developed ones relating to national tensions. Lipson tackles the topic in a similar vein as Sofi Oksanen, in whose hands nationalism and sexual desire became a lethal combination in Purge.“ – Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
“Ice Cream Man starts out slowly and gains momentum as it progresses. As a whole, the novel is such an amazing aesthetic experience that it makes one contemplate life for a good while. Right up to the ending, it keeps on surprising the reader, as well. (…) And if one starts over from the very beginning, the movie scene opens as a brand new picture, like turning the kaleidoscope. A magnificently wonderful experience.“
– Turun Sanomat, Finland
Original publisher: Tammi 2012, 300 pp.
Reading material: Full English draft translation, German sample, Finnish edition
World rights: Elina.Ahlback@ahlbackagency.com