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) 

 

 

 

 

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