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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

Written by Rula Jebreal, Translated by John Cullen
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | November 2010
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311619-6 (0-14-311619-3)

Soon to be a major motion picture from the award-winning director Julian Schnabel, starring Freida Pinto.

WRITTEN BY the much-admired Italo-Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal, Miral is a novel that focuses on remarkable women whose lives unfold in the turbulent political climate along the borders of Israel and Palestine. The... Read more

The Attack
Written by Yasmina Khadra, Translated by John Cullen
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$16.00/22.00(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
$16.00/22.00(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 in...

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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)

"Surprisingly tender." -- The New York Times Book Review. 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... 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 Antonio Monda, Translated by John Cullen
Nan A. Talese | Hardcover | May 22, 2018
$24.95/33.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-54294-4 (0-385-54294-1)

A Catholic priest struggles with memories of an illicit romance in 1970s New York in this powerfully intimate novel of faith and doubt, guilt and love.

New York in the late 70s: fiscal crisis, rising crime, the great blackout of '77--the city seemed to be on an irreversible decline that was battering... Read more

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

In this riveting tale we meet two couples caught in a web of conflicting passions, Diving instructor Sven Fiedler and his girlfriend, Antje, who live and work on the Spanish island of Lanzarote. When a tourist couple—Jola, a soap opera actress, and Theo, a stalled novelist—arrive for an intensive two-week diving... Read more