Kari Hotakainen





Kari Hotakainen


Born
in Pori, Finland
January 09, 1957

Genre


Kari Hotakainen is a Finnish writer. Hotakainen started his writing career as a reporter in Pori. In 1986, he moved to Helsinki. He became a full-time writer in 1996. He has two children with his wife, sound technician Tarja Laaksonen, whom he married in 1983. He has also worked as a copywriter and as a columnist for the Helsingin Sanomat.
His father, Keijo Hotakainen, worked as a storekeeper and photographer while his mother, Meeri Ala-Kuusisto, worked as a sales clerk. Kari Hotakainen passed his matriculation examination in 1976 and graduated from Rautalampi High School the same year. He has a Bachelor of Arts.

Hotakainen kicked off his career as an author in the beginning of the 1980s by writing poetry. His debut collection Harmittavat tak
...more

Average rating: 3.40 · 2,834 ratings · 160 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
Juoksuhaudantie

3.41 avg rating — 839 ratings — published 2002 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ihmisen osa

3.52 avg rating — 588 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Luonnon laki

3.38 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jumalan sana

3.30 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Klassikko

3.69 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Huolimattomat

3.31 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Iisakin kirkko

3.18 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sydänkohtauksia, eli kuinka...

3.57 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Buster Keaton: Elämä ja teot

3.42 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Finnhits

3.33 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Kari Hotakainen…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Kirjailijan ammatissa parasta on se, ettei tapaa uusia ihmisiä.”
Kari Hotakainen

“Self-confidence is the expression of stupidity.”
Kari Hotakainen, Juoksuhaudantie

“Näytä minulle kuvia, sanoja en enää ymmärrä.”
Kari Hotakainen, Huolimattomat

Polls

Which author should we read next?

 
  4 votes, 57.1%

 
  1 vote, 14.3%

 
  1 vote, 14.3%

 
  1 vote, 14.3%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

3 comments
More...


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Kari to Goodreads.