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John Cullen


John Cullen

John Cullen is the translator of many books from Spanish, French, German and Italian, including Philippe Claudel’s BRODECK, Juli Zeh’s DECOMPRESSION, Chantal Thomas’s THE EXCHANGE OF PRINCESSES and Kamel Daoud’s THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION. He lives in upstate New York.

John Cullen

Books by John Cullen

written by Carla Guelfenbein, translated by John Cullen - Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Vera Sigall, now 80 years old, has lived a mysterious, ascetic life far from the limelight of literary circles. This powerful character has a profound effect on those around her --- Daniel, an architect and her neighbor and friend, unhappy in his marriage and career; Emilia, a Franco-Chilean student who travels to Santiago to write a thesis on the elusive Vera; and Horacio, an acclaimed poet with whom Vera had a tumultuous, passionate affair in her youth. As Daniel, Emilia and Horacio tell their stories, they reconstruct Vera’s past and search for their own identities.

written by Agent Kasper and Luigi Carletti, translated by John Cullen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

While investigating Mafia money laundering in Phnom Penh, Agent Kasper is approached by the CIA to track down the source of the so-called supernotes --- illegal U.S. banknotes counterfeited so perfectly that they are undetectable, even by sophisticated machines --- that are flooding Southeast Asia. With patience, skill and courage, Kasper uncovers the explosive secret behind them and is badly burned by the truth. Meanwhile, back in Rome, a sharp, scrappy lawyer named Barbara Belli has been hired by Kasper’s family to work for his release.

written by Yasmina Reza, translated by John Cullen - Fiction

The 20 interlocking vignettes in this slim novel by Yasmina Reza, author of the plays “Art” and “God of Carnage,” focus on the family lives of more than two-dozen characters. Couples bicker over such trivialities as the purchase of the wrong cheese at a grocery store or the playing of a wrong suit in bridge. As in much of Reza’s work, these conflicts are catalysts for larger arguments and the release of long-suppressed resentments.

written by Carlos Zanon, translated by John Cullen - Fiction, Noir, Suspense, Thriller

THE BARCELONA BROTHERS, Carlos Zanón's first novel to be published in English (thanks to the efforts of translator John Cullen), is a hard look at what people are capable of when they have no other options, and a portrait of a modern, multicultural Barcelona.