Arnon Grunberg


The flu

Some people think that you can learn how to become a novelist. Well I do think you can learn how to write, but I’m not sure if something like a course creative writing is your best option.
Anyhow a Dutch publisher (Querido) and a Dutch newspaper (Trouw) are organizing a master class creative writing.
I was asked to speak for two hours to the students, but since I’m convinced that that was going to be a waste of time I took them to a sport school for a decent boxing training.
The trainer was a marvelous man named Henk.
Unfortunately shortly after the event I got the flu.