Japanese rights sold for EVERYDAY SISU by Katja Pantzar

You need a daily dose of ‘sisu’ in your life during these strange times! Therefore we are super excited to announce that Hojosha has acquired the Japanese rights for Katja Pantzar’s EVERYDAY SISU!

This is a sequel to her bestselling book FINDING SISU (UK: Hodder & Stoughton), aka THE FINNISH WAY (US:TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House) – rights sold to 22 countries!

“Confined at home during the COVID-19 crisis, I now realize how I have grown accustomed to be a part of the crowd and to work long hours. To stay home alone and make this additional time fruitful, intelligence and strength are needed.
Finland, where the idea of personal space is deeply instilled in society, is a leading country when it comes to ‘not following the crowd’. Now is the time to learn from Sisu, the notion both timely and timeless. A highly recommended title!”  — Hiroshi Shimizu, Editor, Hojosha, Japan

About the book:

Inspired by the unique form of Finnish strength and courage, highlighting ‘daily sisu’ throughout the book, journalist Katja Pantzar embarks on a journey to uncover practical ways coping with tough times: How deal with the issues facing us from personal, wellbeing, and work problems to big picture environmental and health concerns.

EVERYDAY SISU offers hope and action through captivating stories and well-researched information from experts and regular people in the small Nordic country of Finland. Finland tops the UN’s World Happiness Report, is a leader in solving the homeless problem, and dealing with climate change.

About the author:
KATJA PANTZAR works as a writer, editor and broadcast journalist. Raised in Canada, with stints in the UK and New Zealand, she is currently based in Helsinki, where she swims in the sea almost every day year round. Her first book about sisu and wellbeing sold to 22 different territories and has been featured in the world’s media from Le Figaro, El Pais and Corriere della Sera to Vogue, Real Simple, NBC, CNN Travel and Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper.

Rights sold:

JAPAN: Hojosha

About author

Katja Pantzar

Helsinki-based writer, editor and journalist Katja Pantzar was raised in Canada with stints in New Zealand and the UK. Pantzar’s The Finnish Way has been translated into 24 languages. She is the author of three guides to the Finnish capital: The Hip Guide to Helsinki, Helsinki by Light and 100 Things to Do in Helsinki. Pantzar’s writing has appeared in a wide range of media, from The Globe and Mail to Elle. Her work has been widely covered around the world, including in Le Figaro, Le Monde, El País, Vogue, Real Simple, and more.


2018, Personal Growth & Lifestyle

Finnish Way

Katja Pantzar