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Adam Cullen

Portrait of translator Adam Cullen
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Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen (1986) is a poet and translator of Estonian prose, poetry, theater, and children’s literature into English. He has translated works by a broad range of authors including Tõnu Õnnepalu, Paavo Matsin, Kai Aareleid, and Piret Raud, and has twice been nominated for the Cultural Endowment of Estonia’s annual award for translated literature. Cullen was selected in 2019 to receive a three-year Estonian state-sponsored writer’s salary. Originally from Minnesota, he has lived in Estonia since 2007.

Articles by Adam Cullen

notes from this city
By Carolina Pihelgas
the window frames have become national borders, the doorknob a border guard.
Translated from Estonian by Adam Cullen
Multilingual
The Human Element: Writing from Estonia
By Adam Cullen
Frank social critique and a fascination with relationships have been central tropes of classic and contemporary Estonian literature.
Neverland
By Urmas Vadi
The only things Margo had left were his appetite and ground beef.
Translated from Estonian by Adam Cullen
Multilingual
[You’re Right]
By Sveta Grigorjeva
you’ve no idea what it means to stand in a sausage line!
Translated from Estonian by Adam Cullen
Four Prose Poems
By Jan Kaus
There is the transition of land into sea, there is the unsettled sea that spits foam and kelp.
Translated from Estonian by Adam Cullen
Multilingual
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