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) 

 

 

 

 

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