Katja Pantzar
writer, editor &
broadcast journalist


The sisu book is represented by the Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency: info@ahlbackagency.com

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).