Roots, the warm-hearted hit of the season, gathers enthusiastic reviews

Miika Nousiainen’s warm-hearted feel-good novel Roots is on top again – the paperback edition has reached #1 status on the Finnish bestseller list of Finnish and foreign paperbacks. Hurrah!

Additionally, the readers are loving the story in Germany, where the novel was published by Nagel & Kimche two months ago: it is already in its second printing and the reviews are great:

“An amusing and thoughtful novel from Finland!” – Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany

“A quirky Nordic story that’s simply fun!“ – Brigitte Extra, Germany

“Quirky humor, a good story, a happy end. Reading is rarely as deliciously amusing while also educative about dental hygiene and public health.” – NDR Kultur, Germany

Roots has been published already in Dutch, Lithuanian, Swedish, German and very recently, Czech. The Hungarian and Italian editions are still underway. See below for a selection of foreign covers!

If you’re into some “snappy, funny, slangy” (SRF1, Germany) reads, do get in touch with us for reading materials!

Rights sold:
FINLAND, Otava (Original publisher)
GERMANY, Nagel & Kimche
HUNGARY, Kossuth
ITALY, Iperborea
LITHUANIA, Alma Littera
SWEDEN, Brombergs

About author

Miika Nousiainen

Miika Nousiainen writes sharp, gentle and often tragicomical novels about surprising themes like long-distance running, the desire to be Swedish, and dentistry. He works as a journalist and writes also for television.


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