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