Arnon Grunberg

Initials A.
Member of Society of Arts


Arnon Grunberg’s (born in 1971) books are bestsellers in his native Netherlands and have been translated into 26 other languages. He writes regularly for Dutch and foreign newspapers and magazines, among them De Volkskrant (daily column), the weekly Vrij Nederland, The New York Times and other publications. He also writes essays and plays. Grunberg frequently abandons his desk in order to plunge into new experiences. For example, he took up residence in a psychiatric clinic, was embedded with soldiers serving in Afghanistan, and lived alongside chamber maids, 'normal Dutch families' and the staff of the Swiss railway catering service.

He recently joined brain scientists in carrying out research on the neurobiology of artistic creativity and perception. Since his debut novel Blauwe maandagen, Grunberg has received numerous awards in the Netherlands and other countries. He has been a writer-in-residence at various European universities.