We are very happy to announce that Neri Pozza Editore in Italy has now published Kankimäki’s internationally bestselling travelogue/biography THE WOMEN I THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT to excellent reviews!
Mia Kankimäki’s second book THE WOMEN I THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT has sold over 45 000 copies in all formats in Finland and the translation rights have been sold to 20 territories, including USA and China.
ITALIAN PRAISE FOR THE WOMEN I THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT:
“The Women I Think About at Night can cure any fear”
Rights are still available in Poland, Romania, Repubic of Korea, Turkey etc.
– Riza Antiage magazine, 1st of December 2021
“In the sleepless nights when the life seems upside down and the fear attacks, the author of this illuminating title puts together an invisible army of bodyguards consisting of the great women of the past.”
– Mauretta Capuano, L’Unione Sarda newspaper, 4th of December 2021
“Kankimäki gives life to intertwining stories that continues to expand and that (…) can inspire to live one’s passion and one’s choices not caring about the expectations of one’s own time, as these women did.”
– Ansa.it portal, 25th of November 2021
“Kankimäki tells the story of independent, courageous women, who choose to follow their own path without fear of social conventions.”
– Bell’Europa newspaper, 1st of December 2021
“The Women I Think About At Night is a very original book between literary genres. The author travels in time and space, questions her own muses, asks for their advice and inspiration, talks with them, lives with their defeats, and rejoices with their success. (…)Kankimäki looks for clues to make himself strong when she feels lost, to go forward even when she is discouraged, and to convince herself that, despite everything, a woman can always make it. Just learn to live with their own fractures. Just follow your passions without being paralyzed by them obstacles. Just remember that never, in the past, those who have left a trace have had an easy life. On the contrary. The courage to these women was often the result of the difficulties encountered.”
– Michela Marzano, Robinson, La Republica 27th of November 2021
THE WOMEN I THINK ABOUT AT NIGHT
by Mia Kankimäki
Mia Kankimäki leaves her job, sells her apartment and travels to Africa to see where Karen Blixen – the Danish author, baroness and coffee farmer – lived in the 1920s. She goes to Japan in search of a cure for her depression, and to research Yayoi Kusama, the world-renowned artist, and around the world in the footsteps of 19th century women explorers. In Italy, she spends days looking for forgotten Renaissance women painters of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. If these women could make it in the world hundreds of years ago, why couldn’t she?
The Women I Think About At Night is part travelogue and part biography: in clear prose Kankimäki writes about the lost women adventurers of history – perfect reading for adult fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, and anyone who’s ever wanted to travel to all the places they’ve ever read about.
FINLAND: Otava (orig.)
CHINA: Winshare Books Co., Ltd.
CZECH REPUBLIC: Albatros Media / Motto
FRANCE: Editions Leduc
GERMANY: btb Verlag/Random House
ITALY: Neri Pozza Editore
LITHUANIA: Gelmes Publishing
NORWAY: Gursli Berg Forlag
SWEDEN: Wahlström & Widstrand
UNITED KINGDOM: Simon & Schuster
USA: Simon & Schuster (World English)