Estonian rights for THE FINNISH WAY pre-empted by Rahva Raamat!

We cannot be happier to announce that Katja Pantzar’s THE FINNISH WAY has now been acquired by Rahva Raamat in Estonia.

Rahva Raamat is one of the most important publishing houses in Estonia and they are happy to acquire this inspirational title.

The rights for THE FINNISH WAY have now been sold to 23 territories, but are still available in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Romania, Latvia etc.

Download the full English ms for Finnish Way here

by Katja Pantzar
Journalist Katja Pantzar took a huge leap to move from North America to the remote Nordic country of Finland. What she discovered there transformed her body, mind and spirit. In this engaging and practical guide, she shows readers how to embrace the “keep it simple and sensible” daily practices with the power of sisu that make Finns one of the happiest populations in the world, year after year.

Topics include winter swimming, movement as medicine, forest therapy, healthy eating and the Nordic diet, and the gift of sisu: Why Finns embrace a special form of courage, grit and determination as a national virtue – and how anyone can dig deeper to survive and thrive through tough times.

FInnish Way discovers the ways in which you too can integrate this age-old philosophy of hope and perseverance into your life, wherever you are in the world, whatever challenges you may face.

Find your courage. Find your grit. Find your sisu.




We are absolutely thrilled to also remind you that the Thai rights for Katja Pantzar’s newest title EVERYDAY SISU have just recently been acquired by Thai publisher Flying Bear Co.,Ltd and Hojosha in Japan. Penguin Random House/TarcherPerigee in the United States will publish the original work EVERYDAY SISU in English in Spring 2022.

Download the full English ms for Everyday Sisu here

In Everyday Sisu, journalist Katja explores the simple practices that make Finnish life so stable, sustainable, and healthy for body and mind, even when life doesn’t go as planned.

“I’m thrilled that we’ll be publishing Katja’s next book, and there couldn’t be a more timely topic in these challenging times. We all need more sisu, and this book will help readers cultivate more of it every day.”
– Marian Lizzi, Editor in Chief at TarcherPerigee.

by Katja Pantzar
Discover how the happiest people on earth survive—and thrive—through tough times using inner strength and courage

Sisu is a powerful mindset that makes Finland one of the happiest countries in the world, despite long winters, social isolation, and a history of challenging times.

In Everyday Sisu, journalist Katja Pantzar explores the simple practices that make Finnish life so stable, sustainable, and healthy for body and mind, even when life doesn’t go as planned. You’ll discover ways to boost your mental and physical resilience to face life’s challenges head-on, including:

  connecting with nature
  strengthening community
  using what you have
  reframing what you can’t control
  adopting a solutions mindset
  finding strength in the struggle

Featuring insights from Finnish experts in mental health, wellness, sustainability, social justice, and more, this practical and empowering guide presents a roadmap for overcoming what you thought you couldn’t — and finding hope and tools to create a brighter way forward

Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness through the Power of Sisu

Reading Material:
Full English Manuscript

Rights sold:

UK: Hodder & Stoughton; US: TarcherPerigee (orig.)
CHINA: Yeeyan Publishing
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Siltala Publishing
FRANCE: Belfond
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG
HUNGARY: Jaffa Publishing Ltd.
INDONESIA: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ITALY: Marsilio
JAPAN: Hojosha
NETHERLANDS: Kosmos Uitgevers
POLAND: Jagiellonian University Press
PORTUGAL: Marcador
RUSSIA: AST Publishers
SPAIN: Roca Juvenil
TAIWAN: My House
THAILAND: Openbooks Thailand
TURKEY: Mona Kitap
UNITED KINGDOM: Hodder & Stoughton


Tapping into Finnish Fortitude for a Happier, More Resilient Life.

Reading Material:
English Manuscript

Rights sold:
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House, (orig.)
JAPAN: Hojosha
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co., Ltd.

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