Photo: Robert Goddyn
The Netherlands, 1971
Dutch writer

Arnon Grunberg

Arnon Grunberg is a celebrated writer, essayist and cosmopolitan. His debut, Blue Mondays, was published at the early age of 23. Besides novels, he has written plays, film scripts, a book of poetry, essays and travel reports. He won various literary prizes for novels such as Phantom Pain (2000) and Tirza (2006). In the early spring of 2015, his novella Het bestand was published in Dutch. Grunberg, whose work appears in more than fifteen languages, lives and works in New York and writes for NRC Handelsblad, Vrij Nederland, Hollands Maandblad and VPRO Gids and various international media.

Published in

Journal Nexus

Nexus 70

De terugkeer van Europa
Journal Nexus

Nexus 67

School der beschaving
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 47

Klassieken, kunst en kitsch

Speaker at



Nexus Symposium

Je suis Européen!

6 June 2015 14.00 - 17.00 DeLaMar Theater Amsterdam


Part I. The Classics, Art, and Kitsch

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

11 November 2006 09.30 - 18.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam