Finnish Sisu goes to Asia!

We’re delighted to share the news about the newest acquisitions of Katja Pantzar’s Finding Sisu. The part memoir, part guidance about the Finnish concept of resilience, grit, and determination has now reached 21 sold territories, with the newest being Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam!

In Taiwan, the complex Chinese rights went to My House, an imprint of Cite, the biggest publishing group in Taiwan. They focus on lifestyle and have previously published The Book of Hygge.

Indonesian rights were sold to Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Indonesia’s biggest publisher, who publish many household names of international and domestic literature.

Omega, in imprint of the Vietnamese publisher Alpha, also acquired the rights. Omega focuses on nonfiction and has published many international success stories.

Get in touch with us to request reading materials for this “self-help book promoting the joy and restorative power of sisu!” (Vogue, USA)

Rights sold:
BULGARIA, Skyprint
CHINA, Yeeyan Publishing
CZECH REP., Mladá Fronta
FINLAND, Siltala
FRANCE, Belfond
GERMANY, Bastei Lübbe
HUNGARY, Jaffa Kiado
INDONESIA, Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ITALY, Marsilio/Sonzogno
JAPAN, Hojosha
PORTUGAL, Marcador
SPAIN, Roca Editorial (WS)
TAIWAN, My House/Cite
TURKEY, Mona Kitap/Alfa
UK, Hodder/Hachette (WE) (orig. publisher)
US, Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House
VIETNAM, Omega/Alpha

About author

Katja Pantzar

Katja Pantzar –  Katja Pantzar is a Helsinki-based writer and journalist who swims in the Baltic Sea year round. Raised in Canada, with stints in New Zealand and England, she is the author of The Finnish Way (Penguin Random House/2018), a bestselling non-fiction book about Nordic well-being, winter swimming and sisu (resilience) that has been translated into 24 languages. Her second book on sisu, Everyday Sisu: Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life (Penguin Random House/2022) explores through expert interviews and research-based information how we can better support our mental and physical health while taking care of each other and our planet. Everyday Sisu has also been published in Japanese, Thai, and Indonesian. Pantzar’s work has been widely covered around the world in media ranging from Le Figaro, Le Monde, and El Paísto Vogue the Washington Post and the New York Review of Books. . She is also the author of three mini-guides to the Finnish capital, including 100 things to do in Helsinki (Siltala/2024).


2018, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Finnish Way

Katja Pantzar