Katja Pantzar
writer, editor &
broadcast journalist


The sisu book!



Katja Pantzar is a Helsinki-based writer, editor and broadcast journalist. Her newest book Finding Sisu: In Search of Courage, Strength and Happiness the Finnish Way (Hodder & Stoughton) publishes in March 2018 in the UK, in April in Germany as Der finnische Weg zu Mut, Ausdauer und innerer Stärke, (Bastei Lubbe) and in the US in June as The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness through the Power of Sisu (Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Books), with 13 other territories to follow.

The book takes readers on a journey to Finland and explores simple and sensible ways to boost wellbeing inspired by the Nordic lifestyle ranging from winter swimming and cycling to the Nordic diet – all through the special Finnish concept of courage and resilience called sisu.