Arnon Grunberg was invited to be a guest speaker at a masterclass writing, organised by publishing company Querido and newspaper Trouw. On the 3rd of March 2007 he took everyone with a boat to Boxing Gym Bep Kneppers in Amsterdam where trainers Henk Sleijfer and Carlos Ramnath gave a hardcore boxing training.
Arnon Grunberg's assignment for the participants was to write a short story, fiction or non-fiction, based on the events of the morning.
14 stories and one haiku were the result.
Justine Leclercq's 'Nieuwe ronde' ('New Round') was selected to be published on this site. To read the story go to the Dutch 'Performances' in the 'Oeuvre'.
[ Henk ]