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) 

 

 

 

 

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