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) 

 

 

 

 

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