Kari Hotakainen


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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Juoksuhaudantie

3.41 avg rating — 1,388 ratings — published 2002 — 23 editions
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Ihmisen osa

3.49 avg rating — 908 ratings — published 2009 — 22 editions
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Tuntematon Kimi Räikkönen

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Luonnon laki

3.33 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Jumalan sana

3.22 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Klassikko

3.71 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Henkireikä

3.20 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Huolimattomat

3.26 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Iisakin kirkko

3.22 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2004 — 7 editions
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Kantaja

3.11 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2015
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“Kirjailijan ammatissa parasta on se, ettei tapaa uusia ihmisiä.”
Kari Hotakainen

“Self-confidence is the expression of stupidity.”
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“Näytä minulle kuvia, sanoja en enää ymmärrä.”
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