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Arnon Grunberg

(1972, Amsterdam, NL) is a novelist, columnist, essayist, poet and scriptwriter. Since 2010 he has written a daily column for the Volkskrant newspaper, and is also a columnist with Vrij Nederland, Wordt Vervolgd, the VPRO Gids and Humo. He's also a staff member at NRC Handelsblad newspaper. At this time he lives and works mostly in New York. Grunberg's breakthrough came with Blauwe maandagen (Blue Mondays), an autobiographical novel featuring the traumatic war experiences of his German-Jewish parents, among others. The novel De geschiedenis van mijn kaalheid (The Story of My Baldness) by Marek van der Jagd appeared in 2000 and immediately scored prizes. Later it turned out to have been authored by Grunberg. His 2006 novel Tirza, about the deep love of a father for his rebellious daughter, was heaped with awards and turned into a film and a play. His novel Moedervlekken (Birthmarks), in which a psychiatrist asks a suicidal patient to look after his mother, came out in 2016.

(WU 2017)

Earlier programs with Arnon Grunberg

Writers Unlimited Gemeente Den Haag Fonds 1818 Bibliotheek Den Haag