Arnon Grunberg

Born in 1971 in Amsterdam, Arnon Grunberg is one of the most widely read young European writers today. After he had been kicked out of high school, he worked as assistant in a drugstore, as dishwasher, publisher, and playwright for an Amsterdam theater company. In 1994, at age of 23, he made his debut with the internationally acclaimed novel Blue Mondays which won him two awards: for the best and for the bestselling debut novel. Prolific, provocative and witty, in his novels and short fiction alike Arnon Grunberg explores his Jewish background and manages to turn upside down, in a hilarious way, our ideas on Jewishness, Europe, and sex.

Publications by Arnon Grunberg

Amuse-Bouche

Bizarre, garrulous, self-confident, often desperately lonely; such is the variety of characters Grunberg meets...

Anthologies featuring Arnon Grunberg

Decapolis: Tales from Ten Cities

Decapolis is a book which imagines the city otherwise. Bringing together ten writers from across Europe, it offers snapshots of their native cities, freezing for a moment the characters and complexities that define them.