Arnon Grunberg
Grunberg onder de mensen
Grunberg onder de mensen image
Published
2006
Publisher
NRC Handelsblad
Language
Dutch

Grunberg Among the People: the column (named after Maxim Gorki's famous advice for writer Isaak Babel to go 'among the people') that Arnon Grunberg writes for Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. The subject of the first columns was Grunberg's visit to the Dutch troops in Afghanistan in the summer of 2006.
Arnon Grunberg wrote articles about diverse subjects in different countries such as the camps of Guantánamo Bay, Lori Berenson in Peru, Lebanon, Kosovo/Montenegro and the mennonites in Paraguay.
In the summer of 2007 Grunberg worked undercover as a chamberboy in a Bavarian hotel.
In May 2008 he was embedded with the U.S. Army in Iraq.
The Summer of 2008 Grunberg worked again undercover, in Swiss dining cars.
For more info about all the projects till present see Journalism. The articles from 2006 till 2008 have been collected in Kamermeisjes en soldaten (Chambermaids and Soldiers).
Read some of the reports in English here.

The articles about Grunberg's visit to Guantánamo Bay were also published in Courrier International (France and Portugal), De Standaard (Belgium) and Diario (Italy).


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Left: Culture + Travel published a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's adventures as chamber boy Anton Morsink in Murnau.


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Right: Humo published the complete chamberboy articles (slightly changed and expanded).

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Left: Humo also published the complete series of Arnon Grunberg's second visit to the Dutch army in Afganistan.


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Right: On the 14th of May 2008 Salon.com published a translation of Arnon Grunberg's article about his visit to the Israeli army in March 2008. On the 3rd of June 2008 Salon.com published Arnon Grunberg's article about his visit to the U.S. Army in Iraq in May 2008, followed by an article on the 4th of August about his visit to the Green Zone.

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Left: Humo published a shortened version of the collected articles from Arnon Grunberg about his visit to the U.S. Army in Iraq.


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Right: On the 31st of August 2008 SonntagsZeitung published a selection of the articles about Arnon Grunberg's undercover job in Swiss dining cars.

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Left: In September 2008 NZZ Folio published a shortened version of Grunberg's articles about his visit to Iraq.


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Right: On the 9th of September 2008 Humo published Arnon Grunberg's articles about his Couchsurfing trip.

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Left: On the 10th of February 2009 Humo published the complete articles about Arnon Grunberg's work in Swiss dining cars.


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Right: On the 17th and the 24th of February 2009 Humo published the complete articles of Arnon Grunberg about his quest for an Ukrainian bride.

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On the 23rd of May 2009, Lidové Noviny published a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's articles about the Ukraine, where he was looking for a bride during Christmas 2008.
Read it here.


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Right: Left: On the 13th of June 2009 Die Welt published a shortened article of Arnon Grunberg's second visit to Iraq in February and March 2009.
Read it online here.

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Left: In the Summer of 2009 Diogenes Magazin published a translation of Clean Sheets.


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Right: On the 16th and the 23rd of June 2009 Humo published two parts of Arnon Grunberg's complete NRC Handelsblad articles (some are expanded) about his visit to Iraq in February and March 2009.

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Left: Courrier International published the CouchSurfing articles on the 9th of July 2009.


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Right: Thursday, the 30th of July 2009, Die Zeit published a shortened article (translation by Rainer Kersten) of Arnon Grünberg's complete articles about his quest for an Ukrainian bride.

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Left: On the 25th of August 2009, Humo published Arnon Grunberg's complete articles (some are expanded) about his summer job as a masseur in Romania.


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Right: On the 3rd of October 2009 Libération published a short version of Grunberg's articles about the Ukraine.

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Left: On the 20th of November 2009, L'espresso published a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's articles about the Ukraine.


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Right: Noua Literatură Magazine (Romania) published a special booklet of Arnon Grunberg's articles about the Ukraine.

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Left: the 29th of December 2009, Humo published Arnon Grunberg's report about his visit to Montenegro to import miracle ointment that is produced in a female monastery. He was also there to interview Radovan Karadžić's brother.
The article was originally published in NRC Handelsblad, this is an expanded version.


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Right: On the 29th of January 2010, Internazionale published Arnon Grunberg's article about Montenegro.

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Left: On the 17th and the 25th of May 2010 Humo published Arnon Grunberg's collected (and expanded) articles about his road trip from Istanbul to Baghdad.


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Right: Diogenes Magazin published Arnon Grunberg's report about his Couchsurfing trip in the summer 2010 edition.

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Left: Literary Journalism Studies published in their spring 2010 edition a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's report Among Soldiers and an interview with him about literary journalism.


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Right: On the 28th of June 2010, Tyden published a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's collected articles about his summer job as a masseur in Romania in 2009.

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Left: on the 25th of September 2010 the Süddeutsche Zeitung published a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's collected articles about his summer job as a masseur in Romania in 200


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Right: The Times of London published a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's report about the Ukraine.

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Left: On the 25th of January Humo published the full (and expanded) report of Arnon Grunberg about Transnistria.


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Right: On the 19th of August 2011, România literară, published a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's report about Transnistria.

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Left: A full and extended report of Arnon Grunberg's report about his visit to the German Army in Afghanistan was published in Humo on the 16th of November 2011.


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Right: on the 26th of January 2012 der Freitag published a short version of Arnon Grünberg's article about his visit to the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan.

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On the 1st of April 2012 Ma'ariv published the report about the Ukraine.


On the 24th of April 2012 Humo published Arnon Grunberg's report on his holiday in Nepal with his girlfriend.


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In October 2012 Szombat published the short version of Arnon Grunberg's report about Ukrainian brides.

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In August 2013 Humo published Arnon Grunberg's report about the psychiatric institution (two parts).


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In September 2013 The Believer published Arnon Grunberg's report about Thessaloniki.

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