France and Netherlands snap up Nordic Kiss: the sisu book

The sisu book, Nordic Kiss, continues to blaze a trail! Just before the Easter break, we closed auctions in France and The Netherlands for Katja Pantzar’s forthcoming book. Belfond and Kosmos were the winning publishers in the respective territories for this exciting non-fiction project that introduces the Nordic lifestyle and the uniquely Finnish concept of sisu.

Both publishers expressed delight with their acquisitions:

“We at Belfond are so happy to be the French publisher of Nordic Kiss, a perfect acquisition for our l’Esprit d’ouverture imprint. Katja Pantzar tells us everything about the Finnish concept of sisu, the new Scandi trends and we can’t wait to spread the word in France. Are you ready to try?” – Caroline Ast, Éditions Belfond, France

“We are very happy and proud that we have the honor of bringing Nordic Kiss to The Netherlands and Belgium. We can use some ‘sisu’ over here.” – Hans Koenen, Kosmos Uitgevers, The Netherlands

FRANCE, Belfond
GERMANY, Bastei Lübbe
ITALY, Marsilio/Sonzogno
SPAIN, Roca Editorial (WS)
UK, Hodder (WE)

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English sample chapters

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About author

Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 24 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.


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Finnish Way

Katja Pantzar