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) 

 

 

 

 

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