Kari Hotakainen





Kari Hotakainen

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born
in Pori, Finland
January 09, 1957

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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
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Average rating: 3.38 · 2,055 ratings · 111 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
Juoksuhaudantie
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 2002 — 17 editions
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Ihmisen osa
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 428 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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Klassikko
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Luonnon laki
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2013
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Jumalan sana
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Huolimattomat
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Iisakin kirkko
3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Buster Keaton: Elämä ja teot
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1991 — 4 editions
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Sydänkohtauksia, eli kuinka...
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Finnhits
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2007
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“Self-confidence is the expression of stupidity.”
Kari Hotakainen, Juoksuhaudantie

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

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