Travelling between New York and Amsterdam, Arnon Grunberg is one of the most original, prolific and talented Dutch literary figures, who continuously reinvents himself. At twenty-three years old, his first novel Blue Mondays became an instinct success. Since then, he has written a myriad of novels, each new one strikingly differs from the last, although Arnon has a unique eye for human frailties and a compelling, wryly ironic style which we love so much. In his columns for the Volskrant, Arnon’s insatiable curiosity keeps us wide-awake, whether he talks about the letters his mother wrote to her family in Argentina, meritocracy or erotic TV programs. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to receive an invitation for his upcoming birthday. We heard Arnon booked a trip to Peru for his 40th birthday!