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About Maria Jotuni
Maria Jotuni was a notable Finnish author and a playwright.
Jotuni went to an all-girls school in Kuopio. She graduated in 1900 and planned to become teacher. In 1900-1904 she studied history and literature at the University of Helsinki. Jotuni met her future husband, Viljo Tarkiainen (1879–1951) in the university, and they got married in 1911. They had two children: Jukka Tarkiainen and Tuttu Tarkiainen. She started working as a journalist in a student magazine at the University of Helsinki. Maria Haggrén changed her surname to Jotuni in 1906. "Jotuni" means a giant in Scandinavian mythology. She died of heart disease in Helsinki.