Atena in English

Atena - Books with a View


Atena was established in 1986 and is situated in central Finland in the university city of Jyväskylä. We mainly publish general literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Above all we focus on cultural history, popular science, current affairs and biographies, from a less obvious perspective. We also publish books on health issues, crafts and humour. We publish around 50 titles a year and our turnover in 2011 was 1.8 million euros. Atena has a staff of seven people. Some of our books have won important litterature prizes in Finland. In Finland, we are known as an interesting publisher that guarantees quality in its books.


Recently acquired translation rights:


Graham Moore: The Holmes Affair

Alex Capus: Léon und Louise

Robert Penn: It's all about the Bike

Anders Fager: Svenska kulter (Swedish cults)

Eugen Ruge: in Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts

Paul Torday: The Girl on the Landing

Philip Kerr: The March Violets

Michael Dahlén: Monster

Emily Hoghart: Cut up this book!

Linda Permann: Little Crochet

Heffrey Brown: Darth Vader and the Son

Wolfgang Herrndorf: Tschick

Daniel Glattauer: Alle sieben Wellen

Carolly Erickson: The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

Richard Wiseman: Paranormality

Joshua Foer: Moonwalking with Einstein

Paul Parson: 30-second Theory

M. Krogerus and R. Tschäppeler: 50 Erfolgsmodelle

Karin Johanisson: Melankoliska rum (The rooms of melancholy)

Jennifel Paganelli: Girl's World

Ann Taintor: It's Five O´clock Somewhere

Pia Juul: Mordet på Halland

Marianne Cederwall: Svinhugg

Ferndinand von Schirach: Verbrechen

Matt Haig: The Radleys

Ann Heberlein: En liten bok om onska

Francesco Forgione: Mafia export

Gavin Pretor-Pinney: The Wavewatcher's Companion

Markus Bennemann: Die Evolution im Liebrausch

Barbara Demick: Nothing to Envy

Douwe Draaisma: Waroom het leven sneller gaat als je ouder wordt (Why Life Speeds up as You Get Older)

Jason Thompson: Playing with Books

Mia Bengtson: Virka glada amigurumis

Milton Crawford: The Hungover Cookbook

Hugleikur Dagsson: Jar∂i∂ okkur and Ultima Thule

Álex Rovira and Francesc Miralles: La última respuesta

Ali Shaw: The Girl With Glass Feet

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson: REWORK

Ann Heberlein: Jag vill inte dö, jag vill bara inte leva

Thomas Glavinic: Das Leben der Wünche

Sylvain Tesson: Éloge de l'énergie vagabonde

Niocolas Jacquemot: Vad optimester vet – och du kan lära dig

Gu∂rún Eva Mínervudóttir: Skaparinn

María Cecilia Barbetta: Ändrungsschneiderei los Milagros

Ann Hebverlein: Det var inte mitt fel! – Om konsten att ta ansvar

Jonathan Safran Foer: Eating Animals

Daniel Glattauer: Gut gegen Norwind

Derren Brown: Tricks of the Mind

Markus Bennemann: Im Fadenkreuz des Schützenfiscs

Gavin Pretor-Pinney: The Cloud Collector´s Handbook

Peter Ackroyd: E.A. Poe - Life Cut Short

Rajaa lsanea: Banat al-Riyad (Girls of Riadh)

Pierre Bayard: Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus? (How to talk about books you haven't read)

Jeremy Clarkson: I Know You Got a Soul

Tom Cutler: 211 Things a Bright Boy Should Know; 211 Things a Bright Girl Should Know

Hugleikur Dagsson: Should You be Laughing at This?; Is This Supposed to be Funny?

Xiaolu Guo: Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

Hadley Freeman: The Meaning of Sunglasses

Sue Hasser: Magical Metal Clay Jewellery

Jens Linder: Långkok (The slow cookery)

John Naish: Enough!

Michael Pollan: In Defence of Food

Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudspotter's Guide

Alexander von Schönburg: Alles, was Sie schon immer über Könige wissen wollten (Everything you have always wanted to know about royals)

Alan Weisman: World Without Us


Atena Kustannus Oy

P.O. Box 436
40101 Jyväskylä
phone: +358 10 4214 200
e-mail: atena[at]atena[dot]fi

VAT-number: FI06354053


Foreign rights:
Atena ¦ mr. Ville Rauvola ¦ ville[dot]rauvola[at]atena[dot]fi