Arnon Grunberg (b. 1971, Amsterdam) is an acclaimed and award-winning novelist who lives in New York.
In 1994 he made his literary debut with the novel Blauwe maandagen (Blue Mondays), followed by works including Figuranten (Silent Extras) (1997), Fantoompijn (Phantom Pain) (2000) and De asielzoeker (The Asylum Seeker) (2003). For Tirza (2006), he received both the Golden Owl and the Libris Literature Prize. In 2007 he published the epistolary novel Omdat ik u begeer and a collection of his journalistic reports, Kamermeisjes & soldaten (Chambermaids and Soldiers). The novels Huid en Haar (Tooth and Nail) and De man zonder ziekte (The Man Without Illness) appeared in 2010 and 2012, and were both very well received by critics. His latest novel is Moedervlekken (2016).
Grunberg writes columns, essays, reviews, short stories and journalist reports for many newspapers, weekly magazines and literary magazines such as NRC Handelsblad, Vrij Nederland, Humo and the VPRO-Gids. He has also contributed to various European and American newspapers and magazines such as Die Welt, Die Zeit, Libération and The New York Times.
Grunberg has a weblog at www.arnongrunberg.com, writes a weekly column as a ‘reader’s advisor’ for Vrij Nederland and has a daily column in de Volkskrant, called Voetnoot, which was collected in a book in 2012. His work has been translated into almost 30 languages.
Grunbergs book De mensheid zij geprezen: lof der zotheid 2001 is at the base of the new production De Mensheid of LOD muziektheater. De Mensheid is part of the trilogie of Josse De Pauw and will premier in june 2017. De Mensheid is the first collaboration of Grunberg and LOD.Arnon Grunberg (b. 1971, Amsterdam) is an acclaimed and award-winning novelist who lives in New York.