New wonderful praise for The Women I Think About At Night

Mia Kankimäki’s narrative non-fiction The Women I Think About At Night is one of the most reviewed titles in Finland in 2018. And it has been a sales success as well with over 12,000 copies printed! This book truly has won the hearts of readers of all ages –and it will keep doing so in the US, Germany, Netherlands and Russia!

The Women I Think About At Night is so empowering! I feel like a stronger person after reading it. I feel I am capable of more! I am a night woman of my own life!
– Kirjasähkökäyrä blog

Kankimäki has the skill of writing: she can bring history and past alive. She wonders, observes, experiences and figures things out in such a realistic way that the reader shares her excitement and passion.
– Kulttuuri kukoistaa blog 

I fell in love with Kankimäki’s writing, her sharp humor and precise remarks. – – She writes so honestly about the process of creating the book that the reader can relate.
– Hyviä Sanoja blog 

So captivating that you can’t skip even one sentence!
– Lumiomena blog 

The Women I Think About at Night makes one reflect their own life and choices. It’s a book you can read many times.
– Kirjakaapin kummitus

This book is great for many women, older and younger. And I encourage men to open the book too!
– Oma Sivunkääntäjä blog

Kankimäki’s work is a power book for all girls and women. It urges you to do, go, dare and find your dreams – and yourself.
 Parasta ennen blog

This book is so inspiring that I immediately decided to book a trip to Florence!
– Tuijata. Kulttuuripohdintoja Blog 

Mia Kankimäki has smart wits and fabulous self-irony!
 Maaseudun tulevaisuus newspaper  

Pick up the book, open it, read the forewords – and you are ready for a journey of your lifetime!
 Curiouser & Curiouser blog 

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Rights Sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

GERMANY: btb Verlag / Random House (2-book-deal)

NETHERLANDS: Uitgeverij Orlando

RUSSIA: Eksmo Publishing House

UNITED STATES: Simon&Schuster (North American)

About author

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 55,000 copies in Finland and the translation rights have been sold to 21 territories, including USA and China.

Mia's both books have been aqcuired by Japanese publisher Soshisha:

"I am delighted to share that Mia Kankimäki’s debut title, THINGS THAT MAKE ONE’S HEART BEAT FASTER, is embraced and loved by many Japanese readers. A cross between an autobiography and a travelogue, the author finds an emotional connection with a woman geographically far apart and from a different era and tries to discover who she really was. I believe this style is reflected in THE WOMEN I THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT as well. Though some of the female figures in this second book might not be well-known locally, I am looking forward to seeing how our readers will react to their lifestyles." - Daisuke Watanabe, Editor, Soshisha


2018, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction

The Women I Think About At Night

Mia Kankimäki

2013, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Things That Make One's Heart Beat Faster

Mia Kankimäki