The genre label “literary journalism” may be most appropriate for the journalism that seeks truths, rather than realities. In the case of Grunberg, then, what he said in a 2009 interview on Dutch television makes perfect sense: that his pieces about his life as a chambermaid or with soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan do not fall under the heading of journalism. All is literature, with Grunberg: a search for truth.
World Literature Today (2012)
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