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John Cullen
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John Cullen in the translator of more than fifteen books from the French, Italian, German, and Spanish. He began his association with Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in 1995 and his translations for the imprint include Susanna Tamaro's Follow Your Heart from the Italian, Christa Wolf's Medea from the German, and Henning Boetius's The Phoenix from the German. Last year, two of his translations were short-listed for The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: Margaret Mazzantini's Don't Move from the Italian and Yasmina Khadra's The Swallows of Kabul from the French.

Cullen is the also the co-author with Alexandra de Borchgrave of Villard: The Life... Read More

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Brodeck

Written by Philippe Claudel
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.95

A powerful and moving novel about the ravages war and the need to tell the truth, even in the face of adversity.

After the close of a great war, a mysterious stranger arrives in a small European village. He is an artist and he begins sketching the villagers, showing the painful reality... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Investigation
A Novel
Written by Philippe Claudel
Translated by John Cullen


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $13.99

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The Attack

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 25, 2007
Price: $15.00

From the bestselling author of The Swallows of Kabul comes this timely and haunting novel that powerfully illuminates the devastating human costs of terrorism.

Dr. Amin Jaafari is an Arab-Israeli surgeon at a hospital in Tel Aviv. As an admired and respected member of his community, he has carved a space for... Read more >
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The Sirens of Baghdad

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $15.00

The third novel in Yasmina Khadra's bestselling trilogy about Islamic fundamentalism has the most compelling backdrop of any of his novels: Iraq in the wake of the American invasion.

A young Iraqi student, unable to attend college because of the war, sees American soldiers leave a trail of humiliation and grief... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Swallows of Kabul

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $14.95

Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Swallows of Kabul

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Sirens of Baghdad

Written by Yasmina Khadra
Translated by John Cullen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Don't Move

Written by Margaret Mazzantini
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $14.95

Called to the hospital when his fifteen-year-old daughter, Angela, is injured in a potentially fatal accident, a prominent surgeon sits and waits, silently confessing the affair he had the year Angela was born. As Timoteo’s tale begins, he’s driving to the beach house where his beautiful, accomplished wife, Elsa, is waiting... Read more >
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Don't Move

Written by Margaret Mazzantini
Translated by John Cullen


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Scissors

Written by Stéphane Michaka
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 222 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $15.95

Based on the life of the great short-story writer Raymond Carver, Scissors is a compassionate and convincing portrayal of the creative life. An alcoholic with no money, Raymond’s writing career is going nowhere. When the charismatic editor Douglas, known ominously as “Scissors” among his peers, takes an interest in his stories... Read more >
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June 2, 2015
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Decompression

Written by Juli Zeh
Translated by John Cullen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Price: $15.95

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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