Russian sale for The Women I Think About at Night by Mia Kankimäki

On Finland’s 101st Independence Day, we are absolutely thrilled  to share these wonderful news: Mia Kankimäki’s The Women I Think About at Night has been sold to Eksmo Publishing House in Russia.

”Our new team member  the young and very ambitious editor of the contemporary fiction division  fell in love with the writing of the author from the first chapter: ’This piece of literary art will be the start of the new feminists prose series in our division. We believe this book has great future ahead.’ ” – Alexey  Burov, Foreign Rights Manager, Eksmo

This travelogue & biography keeps charming people where ever it is read! In Finland it has already been a huge success – over 10,000 copies printed in three months, and rave reviews and recommendations in all the big newspapers and countless blogs! This is a book you don’t want to miss!

”One of the most unique travel guides!”
– Helsingin Sanomat newspaper

”Buy this book to your mom, daughter, sister, partner or friend, and they will not be disappointed. Hard to imagine that anyone wouldn’t like this book!”
– Cin Cin blog

”This book is like a pair of warm woolen socks, or like a cup of Earl Gray with honey. You wish it would never end!”
– Kodin kuvalehti magazine

”These Night Women will never leave my mind. The next time I doubt myself, I will close my eyes and think about them – and about Mia Kankimäki – and all the things they have been able to do.”
– Kotivinkki magazine

Mia Kankimäki quit her job, sold her house, and started to travel in the footsteps of historical female explorers and artists to cure her depression, mid-life crisis, and to become braver. This book is a celebration of history, culture, strong women, and overcoming one’s fears.

Click here to request reading materials!

Rights Sold:
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
GERMANY: btb Verlag / Random House (2-book-deal)
NETHERLANDS: Uitgeverij Orlando
RUSSIA: Eksmo Publishing House
UNITED STATES: Simon&Schuster (North American)

Mia Kankimäki

Mia Kankimäki has worked as an editor and copywriter. Her first book, Things That Make One’s Heart Beat Faster, a book that took her to Kyoto in search of Sei Shonagon, a Japanese noblewoman and writer who lived a thousand years ago. The book received, among others, the 2015 HelMet Award annually given by Helsinki libraries to ‘a future classic’.

Author photo by Otava Publishing


Mia Kankimäki

The Women I Think About At Night

2018, Non-Fiction

Mia Kankimäki

Things That Make One’s Heart Beat Faster

2013, Non-Fiction

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