Now 28 territories for A WONDERFUL LIFE and 25 territories for THE FINNISH WAY!

We are very happy to announce that we just closed the 28th translation deal for Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE – the new lucky publisher is Botime Koliqi in Albania! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

The best-selling non-fiction title is still available in Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Iceland, Slovakia, China, Slovenia etc.

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We are also very excited to announce that the Lithuanian publisher BALTO has acquired the rights for THE FINNISH WAY by Katja Pantzar! The deal was closed by Sten-Erik Tammemäe at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

“I am very excited to present THE FINNISH WAY to Lithuanian readers. I strongly believe that this informative and heartfelt book will be useful to everyone as it reminds us of a true and natural way of living. Let’s spread Sisu around the world!”
– Ieva Savukynaitė-Dubicka, Project Manager, BALTO, Lithuania

THE FINNISH WAY has been sold to 25 countries, but the rights are still available in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Latvia, Albania, Republic of Korea, Greece etc.

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A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
by Frank Martela
Harper Design, 24th of March 2020, 200 pp.

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 journey starts in the 19th century, where it is revealed why and how the Scottish author Thomas Carlyle came to be the first person in history who actually used the phrase »meaning of life.»

The life stories of Carlyle and Russian author Leo Tolstoy serve as representative examples of the transformation that this book aims to guide you, the reader, through. Finally, an answer is provided to the question of meaning that is compatible with latest scientific knowledge about human nature, yet still both inspiring and actionable.

THE FINNISH WAY: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu
by Katja Pantzar
Hodder & Stoughton, TarcherPerigee, 24th of November 2018, 320 pp.

Journalist Katja Pantzar took a huge leap when she moved 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 makes 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.

Katja Pantzar’s latest book EVERYDAY SISU, the practical guide to how sisu can be used and applied in various situations to improve your health and well-being, solve problems in your community, and make the world a better place, will be released in March!

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Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
HarperCollins/Harper Design March 2020

Rights sold:
WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins/Harper Design (orig.)
ALBANIA: Botime Koliqi
ARABIC: Sefsafa
BULGARIA: Prozoretz
CROATIA: Planetopija
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Gummerus
FRANCE: Editions Leduc.s
GERMANY: Blessing Verlag
GREECE: Klidarithmos
HUNGARY: Corvina
ITALY: Edizioni Lindau
JAPAN: HarperCollins Japan
KOREA: Across Publishing
LATIN AMERICA: Ediciones Urano
LATVIA: Zvaigzne
NORWAY: Gursli Berg Forlag
POLAND: Czarna Owca
PORTUGAL: Editora 2020
ROMANIA: Editura Humanitas
RUSSIA: Bombora
SERBIA: Odiseja
SPAIN: Ediciones Urano (World Spanish)
TURKEY: Orman Kitap

Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu
Hodder & Stoughton (UK), TarcherPerigee (US), November 2018

Rights sold:
UK: Hodder & Stoughton (orig.)
US: TarcherPerigee
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
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House, March 2022

Rights sold:
WORLD ENGLISH: TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House
JAPAN: Hojosha
THAILAND: Flying Bear Co., Ltd.

About author

Frank Martela

Professor 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, Salon, CNBC and his work has been featured on Quartz and on the BBC. His research has been published extensively in numerous academic journals such as Nature Human Behaviour, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Personality, Metaphilosophy, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Academy of Management Review. He has spoken to more than one hundred audiences worldwide, including invited lectures in universities on five continents, including Stanford University and Harvard University. He’s been interviewed by the New York Times, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Vice News, Fox News, and Monocle Observer among others. He is Assistant Professor at Aalto University in Finland.

Outside of work, Frank is a father to three lovely children, 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.

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.