Katri Lipson (2012)
Katri Lipson (born 1965 in Helsinki) is a Finnish writer. She studied medicine at Uppsala University, graduating in 1993. Since then, she has worked as a doctor in Scandinavia and Africa. Her debut novel Cosmonaut (Kosmonautti, 2008) was shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize in 2008 and won the Helsingin Sanomat Debut Book of the Year Award that same year. Her second novel The Ice Cream Man (Jäätelökauppias, 2012) won the EU Prize for Literature in 2013. The novel—that takes place in former Czechoslovakia—was published in the Czech language in 2014.
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