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John Cullen

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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Written by Philippe Claudel, Translated by John Cullen
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-39075-2 (0-307-39075-6)

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

The Attack
Written by Yasmina Khadra, Translated by John Cullen
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27570-7 (0-307-27570-1)

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

The Sirens of Baghdad
Written by Yasmina Khadra, Translated by John Cullen
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2008
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38616-8 (0-307-38616-3)

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

The Swallows of Kabul
Written by Yasmina Khadra, Translated by John Cullen
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3376-8 (1-4000-3376-4)

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

Don't Move
Written by Margaret Mazzantini, Translated by John Cullen
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2005
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3466-6 (1-4000-3466-3)

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

Written by Stéphane Michaka, Translated by John Cullen
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80558-4 (0-345-80558-5)

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...

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Written by Juli Zeh, Translated by John Cullen
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 23, 2015
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-101-91050-4 (1-101-91050-X)

A psychological thriller in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith about two couples caught in a web of conflicting passions while deep-sea diving off the beautiful Canary Islands

In the late 1990s, Sven Fiedler and his girlfriend, Antje, left Germany for the island of Lanzarote, rejecting what Sven considered a vulgar culture of materialism... Read more