Katja Pantzar is a Helsinki-based writer, editor
and broadcast journalist.
Raised in Canada, with stints in New
Zealand and the UK, Katja writes on a variety of topics ranging from travel and wellbeing to business and design. A regular contributor to Blue Wings, the inflight magazine of Finnair, she has worked as a
freelance broadcast journalist (TV, radio and web) with Yle News at the
Finnish public broadcasting corporation, and as an occasional Helsinki
correspondent for Monocle 24. She has been published in newspapers including the Globe and Mail (Canada) and magazines
such as Elle (Denmark).
Katja is also the author of two guidebooks to the Finnish capital, Helsinki by Light (Siltala/2015) and 100 things to do in Helsinki (Siltala/2017). 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.
Katja holds a master’s degree in International
Journalism from the City University of London (England) and a bachelor’s degree
in Communication from Simon Fraser University (Canada).