A new deal for A WONDERFUL LIFE! Rights sold in 29 territories!

We are very happy to announce the 29th translation deal for Frank Martela’s A WONDERFUL LIFE – the new lucky publisher is BIBLIO in Thailand! The deal was closed by Elsa Lindström at Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.

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

Download the full English PDF by clicking here!

Frank Martela’s A Wonderful Life is a book that tries to define the meaning of life everyone should read. Especially the one who’s been searching for the meaning of life for a long time and still hasn’t found it. The thing is you may be looking at the wrong place all along. Read this book and you may find that you won’t have to look for it elsewhere. It’s in your own life and it’s in this provocative little book. It’s a pleasure to have an opportunity to bring this gem to Thai readers.
-Weerawat Techakijjathorn, Editorial and Rights Director, Biblio Co., Ltd. Thailand

A WONDERFUL LIFE: Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
by Frank Martela
Harper Design, March 2020, 200 pp.Meaning in Life Explained. Why Happiness is Not Enough for a Life Worth LivingIs happiness a worthy goal? What is the foundation for meaning in a secular society? Is life an existential void?Frank Martela answers these questions and more in a relaxed, conversational tone and with a wry sense of humor, placing some of life’s greatest philosophical concerns and quandaries into a modern-day context. Martela quickly and concisely gets to the heart of the matter – your place in the world and how to find meaning in life – yet the emphasis here is on what we do with the life we have and how we can make it more meaningful.

The search for life’s meaning is perhaps the most important quest we can undertake. And for any quest, it’s essential to have a guide. Philosophically probing yet eminently readable, A Wonderful Life is a book you can refer to again and again on your journey toward purpose.

Insights for Finding a Meaningful Existence
Harper Design, March 2020, 200pp.

Reading materials:
English edition

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

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.


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