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

Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist Katja Pantzar was born in Finland and raised and educated in Canada. A freelance member of the Finnish public broadcasting company Yle’s news team, Pantzar is a regular contributor to Blue Wings, the in-flight magazine of Finnair and Helsinki correspondent for Monocle 24. She is the author of three guides to Helsinki: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Finding Sisu is the first book Pantzar has written that will be published outside of Finland.


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