CitiGen PI Gísli Pálsson’s new book The Man Who Stole Himself was released this month. The work is based on the true story of Hans Jonathan, a man born into slavery on the Danish island of St. Croix, who eventually claimed his freedom in Iceland.

The book – which was first published in Icelandic under the title Hans Jónatan, maðurinn sem stal sjálfum sér  has received critical acclaim as a sensitive biographical portrayal that uses Hans Jonathan’s story as a lens for looking at the social conditions and personal experiences of slavery in the run-up to abolition in the Danish territories.

You can order a copy of The Man Who Stole Himself from the University of Chicago Press website, or from