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) 

 

 

 

 

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