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country of citizenship: Finland
language of expression: Finnish
educated at: University of Helsinki
occupation: politician, historian, novelist, writer
award received: Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland, Finnish State Prize for Literature, Kirjapöllö, Warelius Award, State Award for Public Information, Suomen Kirjailijaliiton tunnustuspalkinto
Kaari Marjatta Utrio (born 28 July 1942, official surname Utrio-Linnilä) is a Finnish writer. She has written over 35 historical novels and 13 non-fiction books on historical topics. She is a historian, holding the degree of Master of Arts from the University of Helsinki, and has returned from the position of Professor in service of the Finnish State Commission of Fine Arts.
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