Miika Nousiainen’s FACELIFT has now been published in Germany to amazing reviews!

We are delighted to announce that Kein & Aber has now published the German edition of Miika Nousiainen’s bestselling novel FACELIFT aka QUALITY TIME to very exciting reviews!

The surprising and funny rom-com with a male lead has now sold over 95 000 copies in all formats in Finland and has already 8 publishers around the World.

The rights are still available in the US, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, France, Netherlands, Latvia, etc

Download the English sample and synopsis here.


“Bestselling Finnish author Miika Nousiainen presents average guys. The fact that they speak frankly, as if into a diary, brings them close to us – also thanks to their sarcasm.”
– Hansruedi Kugler, Aargauer Zeitung, 21 August 2021

“A master of human depths and shallows […].
Quirky books, casual and, of course, full of Finnish mockery.
With all this verve and all this wit […] it’s more than a feel-good novel for me, this is really a great reckoning with what is expected of us and he does that very fast-paced and very funny.”

– Elke Schlinsog, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 4 September 2021

“One can’t stop laughing […]!”
– Barbara Weitzel, WELT am Sonntag kompakt, 5 September 2021

“I am very happy that Miika Nousiainen has again published such a burlesque, very spirited novel.”
-Annemarie Stoltenberg, NDR Kultur, 31 August 2021

“Light as a feather and spirited.”
-Annemarie Stoltenberg, NDR Kultur Neue Bücher, 7 September 2021

“Amusing, touching without being sentimental, suspenseful and funny.”
– Sabine Gartmann, Osterholzer Kreisblatt, 20 August 2021

“Enjoyably written Finnish bestseller that provokes reflection.”
– Hörzu, August 2021

“Fun and philosophical.”
-Nina Berendonk, Donna, August 2021

“Miika Nousiainen’s book Quality Time skillfully plays with an overused term and, at the same time, offers an immensely entertaining reinterpretation.”
-General Anzeiger, August 14, 2021

“Delightfully silly and crazy!”
-Buchhandlung Eichwalde, Märkische Allgemeine, August 4, 2021

“Miika Nousiainen manages with humor and a flair for unbelievable developments that everything is nevertheless really good in the end.
A turbulent feel-good novel that has to be recommended, not only in our current, equally chaotic times.”

-Bad Aachen Magazin, August 2021

“Quality Time is a reflection of life with all its phases, everyday problems, ups, downs and imponderables – and an appeal for a conscious living together and a meaningful use of the time one has on earth. Great read, absolutely recommended!”
– Frank Rehag, Finnland-Tour.de, July 28, 2021

By Miika Nousiainen

Sami has a dream: he desperately wants to be a father. His biological clock has been ticking for the past 15 years so loudly that sometimes it’s hard to hear his own thoughts. But it’s not so easy to become a father, first of all, you need to find a suitable future mother candidate.

But when Sami’s latest future-mother-candidate rides off with a biker guy, he makes a series of bad choices that cause him to anger the local motorcycle gang. How to fix a life where everything seems to go wrong? Sini, a wellbeing blogger with perfectly instagrammable life arrives to offer a solution.

Otava, 2020, 365 pp.
Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava (orig.)

ESTONIA: Eesti Raamat
GERMANY: Kein & Aber
NORWAY: Vigmostad & Bjørke
RUSSIA: Livebook Publishing
SERBIA: Odiseja

Reading material
English sample
German edition

About author

Miika Nousiainen

Miika Nousiainen writes sharp, gentle and often tragicomical novels about surprising themes like long-distance running, the desire to be Swedish, and dentistry. He works as a journalist and writes also for television.


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