Irena Karpa

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Irena Karpa
Ірена Карпа. Липень 2015 10 (cropped).JPG
Born (1980-12-08) December 8, 1980 (age 36)
Cherkasy, Ukraine
Language Ukrainian
Nationality  Ukraine
Ethnicity Ukrainian
Alma mater Kyiv National Linguistic University
Period since 1999
Notable awards "Hranoslov" (1999)
"Best Ukrainian Awards" (2006)

Irena Karpa (Ukrainian: Ірена Карпа; born 8 December 1980 in Cherkasy) is a Ukrainian writer, journalist, and singer.


Since 1999 she has been a frontwoman and song writer of the band Faktychno Sami. Her first book appeared in 2000 when she studied in Kyiv National Linguistic University. After graduation from the University she traveled the South East Asia for a year. This sparkled the appearance of her book "Freud would cry".

From 2005 to 2008, she worked on TV (ICTV, Inter and MTV Ukraine). In 2004 she was a film director of "Kyiv. Limited Edition" and later in 2006 starred in Oleh Anpilohov's film "Autism" and A. Yakushenkov's film "Compote".

On May 17, 2008 Irena got married to a journalist and writer Anton Friedland but in 2009 they divorced and in September she married an American financier Norman Paul Hansen. They have two daughters.

Irena uses some strong words in her books. Some of her works got translated into Polish, Czech, Bulgarian and Russian.

On 13 October, 2014 according to Euromaidanpr, the minister of culture of the self-proclaimed "republic of Donetsk" signed a death warrant ordering that she be shot for publishing a cartoon considered inappropriate.

Literary works[edit]

  • "Знес Паленого" (2000)
  • "50 хвилин трави" (2004)
  • "Фройд би плакав" (2004)
  • "Перламутрове Порно (Супермаркет самотності)" (2005)
  • "Bitches Get Everything" (2007)
  • "Супермаркет самотності. Перламутрове порно" (2008)
  • "Добло і зло" (2008)
  • "Цукерки, фрукти і ковбаси" (2010)
  • "Піца „Гімалаї“" (2011)
  • "З роси, води і калабані" (2012)


See Faktychno Sami

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