Winshare acquires Chinese rights to The Women I Think About at Night

Mia Kankimäki’s bestselling narrative nonfiction book The Women I Think About at Night has conquered a new territory! The Chinese rights were acquired by Winshare, where the editorial team was instantly excited:

”Time transcending, this book helps us introspect in continuous journeys while revealing life as it is – it can be brave and unconstrained, which is magical and touching.”
– Xu Wang,  Winshare Publishing, China

Winshare has built a great memoir/biographies collection, such as Michelle Obama’s BECOMING, Jane Hawking’s TRAVELING TO INFINITY, Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s ADRIFT, and several domestic females memoirs.

About the book:
Super successful narrative non-fiction book about some of the bravest and most inspiring women throughout the history, such as Karen Blixen, Yayoi Kusama, Isabella Bird. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls meets Eat Pray Love.

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About the author:
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’.

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
CHINA: Winshare Publishing
CZECH REPUBLIC: Albatros Media/Motto
ESTONIA: Varrak
GERMANY: btb Verlag/RandomHouse
LITHUANIA: Gelmes Publishing
NETHERLANDS: Uitgeverij Orlando
RUSSIA: Eksmo Publishing
US: Simon & Schuster (North American rights)

Mia Kankimäki


Mia Kankimäki is the author of two best-selling books which blend travelogue, memoir, biography and women’s history. After taking a master’s degree in comparative literature at the University of Helsinki and working diligently in Finnish publishing, in 2010 she left her job and traveled to Japan to write her first book. Her books have received several literary awards, for example the Best Travel Book of the year 2013, the HelMet Award 2015, and Otava Book Foundation’s Non Fiction Award 2020. She currently lives in Helsinki, Finland, whenever she’s not traveling for her next book project.

Mia has been enthusiastic about Japanese culture for years, and is a qualified ikebana teacher of the Sogetsu school. Her first book Things That Make One’s Hear Beat Faster took her to Kyoto where she has spent long periods of writing and making research ever since. Kankimäki’s second book The Women I Think About at Night has sold over 36,000 copies in Finland and the translation rights have been sold to 15 territories, including USA and China.

 

Author photo by Otava Publishing

Bibliography


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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