Kaari Utrio (s.1942) has long been without a doubt, one of the most popular authors in Finland. She studied history at the University of Helsinki and has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from 1967. Her first book "Kartanonherra ja kaunis Kirstin", was published the following year. During 1995-2000 Utrio worked as a professor of arts. Her historical novels and non-fiction books accentuate the status of women and the history of everyday life.