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- DescriptionIn the chilling aftermath of Iceland's Lutheran Reformation in 1635, Jonas Palmason - a poet, naturalist and self-taught healer - has been condemned to exile for heretical conduct. Based on the historical figure Jon Gudmundsson, From the Mouth of the Whale is a magical evocation of an enlightened mind and a vanished age.
- Author BiographySjon was born in Reykjavik in 1962. He won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize (the equivalent of the Man Booker Prize) for The Blue Fox, which was also longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2009. Sjon was nominated for an Oscar for his lyrics in the Lars von Trier film Dancer in the Dark,and has been working on Bjork's current musical project, Biophilia. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages.
- PrizesLong-listed for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012.
- PublisherTelegram Books
- Date of Publication01/05/2011
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintTelegram Books
- Weight249 g
- Width130 mm
- Height200 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Translated byVictoria Cribb
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