Norwegian rights sold to A WONDERFUL LIFE by Frank Martela

We have fantastic news to share: A Wonderful Life – Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence by Frank Martela has been sold to Gursli Berg Forlag in Norway! This makes it the 8th sales prior to publication to this nonfiction title!


“Harper Design is pleased to be publishing this very special book.  Its offer of hope and how to achieve a life that is truly worth living is the right message for the right time. “
– Marta Schooler, Publisher, Harper Design

”What is the meaning of life? Of course it is audacious for a young philosopher to shed light on such a big and complicated philosophical question. But Frank Martela is brave enough to do just that in his new book. I’m proud to be his Dutch publisher.”
– Laurens Ubbink, Publisher non-fiction, Ambo Anthos, Netherlands

About the book:
Have you ever wondered what’s the meaning in life? A Wonderful Life: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence will finally give you an answer! In this engagingly insightful book, Frank Martela – one of the only academic experts who has contributed to both the philosophical and psychological research on meaning in life – takes you on a voyage through the history, philosophy, and psychology of meaningfulness and worthy living.

The book will be published in the US by Harper Collins in March 2020! Read more on their website:

About the author:
Frank Martela, PhD., is essentially the only contemporary academic researcher who has published several articles on the topic of the meaning of life with a unique perspective on the science of happiness. He has collaborated with key experts of the topic and presented his research in numerous academic conferences as well as invited lectures at universities such as Stanford University, University of Edinburgh, and Simon Fraser University. He is a popular lecturer and author of three well-received and bestselling non-fiction books.

Rights sold:
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Gummerus
JAPAN: HarperCollins Japan
KOREA: Across Publishing
NORWAY: Gursli Berg Forlag
RUSSIA: Bombora
UNITED STATES: HarperCollins/Harper Design (orig.)

Reading material:
Full English pdf

Frank Martela

Frank Martela, PhD, is a philosopher and researcher of psychology specializing in the question of meaning in life. His articles have appeared in Scientific American Mind, Harvard Business Review and Salon and his work has been featured on Quartz and on the BBC. His research has been published extensively in numerous academic journals such as Journal of Personality, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Happiness Studies, Metaphilosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Review of General Psychology, and Organization Studies. He has spoken to more than one hundred audiences worldwide, including invited lectures in universities on four continents, including Stanford University and Harvard University. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Fitness, Vice News, and Monocle Observer among others. He is based at Aalto University in Helsinki.

Outside of work, Frank is a father to three lovely children (currently 8, 5, and 3 years old), an amateur-level soccer player, with an occasional skiing trip in the winters. He is made in Green Bay, so Packers holds a special place in his heart.


Frank Martela

A Wonderful Life

2020, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

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