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) 

 

 

 

 

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