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) 

 

 

 

 

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