Arnon Grunberg (1971) is one of the Netherlands most eminent writers and columnists. He debuted as a 23-year-old with the novel Blue Mondays (1994), earning him the Anton Wachterprijs. His novel Tirza won the 2007 Libris Literatuurpijs. In 2009, Grunberg’s oeuvre was crowned with the Constantijn Huygensprijs, the Johannes Vermeer Prijs – and in 2022, with the P.C. Hooftprijs. His work has been lauded both nationally and internationally, having been translated to over 30 different languages.