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Arnon Grunberg

Arnon Grunberg - foto Bob Bronshoff
Arnon Grunberg - foto Bob Bronshoff

(Netherlands, 1971) is one of the most successful Dutch writers, both at home and abroad. The productive novelist, columnist, essayist, poet and scriptwriter lives and works mainly in New York. In his fiction, he takes on themes such as religion, parenthood, love and relationships. In his essays, columns, debates and performances he likes to seek out polemics about topical issues. His debut and international breakthrough with Blauwe maandagen (Blue Mondays, 1994) was followed by much-discussed, award-winning and internationally successful novels such as Phantom Pain (2000), The Asylum Seeker (2003), Tirza (2006), Onze oom (Our Uncle, 2007), Huid en haar (Tooth and Nail, 2010), Moedervlekken (Birthmarks, 2016) and Bezette gebieden (Occupied Territories, 2020). Between 2000 and 2008 he also published novels and essays under the pseudonym Marek van der Jagt.

(WN 2021)

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