Faraj BAYRAKDAR

 

Faraj BAYRAKDAR is a Syrian writer, author of five books of poetry and one of prose. Imprisoned by the Syrian authorities in 1987, he was only set free 14 years later, thanks to an international campaign that involved human rights and free speech organizations as well as writers and artists. Among his awards: the 1998 Hellman-Hammet grant; the 1999 International PEN Award – American Center West; the 2004 Free Word Award from NOVIB – Netherlands; the 2006 Oxfam Novib / PEN Freedom of Expression Award Netherlands; and the 2007 Tucholsky Prize – Sweden. He has lived in Sweden since 2005.

 

Faraj bayrakdar © photo by Mohammad Osman

 

poems translated with the support of BOZAR (www.bozar.be) 

 

 

 

 

  • Commission européenne
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • MuntPunt
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Embassy of Andorra
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • LOFT 58
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Swedish Institute
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels