Kurdish Author Awarded the Salute to Excellence Prize in Literature
Municipality Council of Edmonton in Canada awarded the Kurdish author and poet Jalal Barznijy the Salute to Excellence Prize in Literature of 2014.
Jalal Barznijy, the famous Kurdish poet, said the prize has been given since 1951 to the innovative people in the fields of literature, art, sociology and culture. Regarding the significance of the prize, Barznijy said that the importance of getting such a prize is not having your name inscribed on a piece of gold or bronze before taking it home and putting it on a table, or to get an amount of money and spend it, but the prize itself is important, because it’s an appreciation and acknowledgement of what’ve been achieved. He remarked that in all his seminars, memories and writings, he’s never forgotten the Kurds.
Jalal Barznijy has been living in Canada for 15 years. He’s been awarded many times and his work has been honored. In 2012, in a project called "A year for studying the world through books" he was awarded "Wild" prize by the journalist Anna Morgan. The same year in the US, he was given "Form Word" prize for his book "Autobiography."