December 8, 1980 |
|Alma mater||Kyiv National Linguistic University|
|Notable awards||"Hranoslov" (1999)
"Best Ukrainian Awards" (2006)
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.
- "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
- Official page
- Blunt, erotic and obnoxious writing by Irena Karpa
- Irena Karpa on goodreads.com
- Karpa's LiveJournal
- Irena Karpa on msbrand.net
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