Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave and John Cullen

Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave headshot
Born in Washington DC, Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave is the great-granddaughter of Henry Villard and the daughter of the late United States Ambassador Henry Serrano Villard. She grew up in Norway, Libya and Switzerland, attended the Brillantmont International School in Lausanne, graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in political science and attended the Islamic Institute at the Sorbonne. In Paris she met her husband, journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave.

As a photographer, she has taken portraits of notables including George Bush, Henry Kissinger, and Anwar Sadat. Her work has appeared on the cover of
Newsweek and other major international publications.

She co-authored the biography of her great-grandfather, railroad magnate and financier Henry Villard,
Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan, and wrote five books, Healing Light, Heavenly Order, Beloved Spirit, To Catch A Thought and Love and Wisdom. She founded the Light of Healing Hope Foundation in 2010 whose mission is to bring comfort and healing to those in need; the foundation has delivered over 34,000 gifts to hospitals and hospices nationwide.

John Cullen headshot
A native of New Orleans, John Cullen received a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and a master’s degree from University of Virginia, both in English. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Texas. A year of full-time university teaching after graduate school gave him the urge to travel, and he lived in Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Madrid among other places.

Cullen has translated more than fifteen books from the French, Italian, German, and Spanish, including 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. His translations of Margaret Mazzantini’s Don’t Move from the Italian and of Yasmina Khadra’s The Swallows of Kabul from the French were short-listed for The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Cullen is also the co-author with Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave of Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan.

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