Hana HindrákováCountry: Czech Republic
BiographyHana Hindráková was born in 1982 in Trutnov, where she spent her childhood and graduated at the Business Academy.
In 2001 she moved to Prague and studied International Business at the University of Economics. In 2005 she successfully passed her Bachelor exam. For her postgraduate studies she specialized in tourism and, within that, in development studies, which sparked her interest in the African continent.
After university studies, in 2008, she started her own non-profit organization, caller Fair, and visited Kenya five times in the implementing various cooperative projects. She became fascinated by the country and its people, and it provides the setting for four of her novels: Nobody´s Children, Karibu Kenya, The Volunteer and The Enchanted.
Through fiction author draws attention to the urgent problems of the black continent (street children, child trafficking, discrimination of HIV-positive people, etc.).
In 2012 she made her debut novel Nobody´s Children, who is ranked among the best-selling book of Alpress Publisher in February 2013 and was nominated to the shortlist of twenty books on the book of the year 2012. The novel has also been translated into English.
Then the manuscript of the book Karibu Kenya won the competition I have a talent organized by the Euromedia Publisher (2012).
In January 2014 her novel The Volunteer was published by Alpress Publisher, a year later, in February 2015 novel The Enchanted.
Her most recent novel The Skull Hunters was published by Grada in May 2016.
The author is currently working on a novel Deadly business, thriller taking place in Uganda.
Besides Africa, she has traveled almost the whole of Europe, the US, Puerto Rico and the adjacent islands, Cape Verde, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Argentina, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Nepal and New Zealand.
Hana Hindráková lives in Strančice near Prague.