Sajjad Jahan Fard (Foto: © Stefanie Silber)
Sajjad Jahan Fard, or with his Kurdish name Jiyar Jahanfard, grew up in Iran. He is passionate about the Kurdish language and culture, representing his major field of interest in his research an writing. As a result, he was arrested several times, imprisoned and is under constant surveillance in Iran. Since February 2018 Jahanfard is a scholar of the Writers-in-Exile Program of the PEN-Center in Germany.