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Bitter Lemon Press
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5.04 X 7.72 X 1.02 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Joachim B. Schmidt, born in 1981, emigrated from Switzerland to Iceland in 2007. He is the author of several novels and short stories and is also a journalist and columnist. Schmidt who is Swiss and Icelandic lives in Reykjavik with his wife and their two children. Foreign language rights to Kalmann have been sold in eight countries so far.


"Schmidt's novels show sensitivity to how the accumulation
of seemingly small events makes up the drama of human life. " Sjón, Icelandic novelist, poet and frequent lyricist for Björk

"A Swiss author writes a book that takes place
in Raufarhöfn and creates characters that are more Icelandic than
anything Icelandic. What kind of magician is this?" Hallgrímur Helgason ( author of 101 Reykjavík)

"An endearing slice-of-life mystery. The narrative charms of Schmidt's unlikely detective will keep readers turning the pages. Nordic crime fans won't want to miss this unusual take on a familiar story."--Publishers Weekly

"This is a tremendous book. An absolute must buy-and-read. It's 300 pages long and I took it down in one sitting because I was so enraptured by the world, the story, the characters. Very strong stuff indeed. Thank you, Bitter Lemon Press -- more please!--Bookgasm

Star Book--Book of the Month. "This affectionately comical yet beautiful and unique Icelandic mystery ensures the reader sits on the edge of a precipice before understanding strikes. An unforgettable reading experience."--LoveReading

"A novel that reads like an Icelandic Fargo. Crude, droll, bloody, very funny and with a multitude of surprising twists". - Radio Ö1, Vienna