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.
Left: Culture + Travel published a shortened version of Arnon Grunberg's adventures as chamber boy Anton Morsink in Murnau.
Right: Humo published the complete chamberboy articles (slightly changed and expanded).
Left: Humo also published the complete series of Arnon Grunberg's second visit to the Dutch army in Afganistan.
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.
Left: Humo published a shortened version of the collected articles from Arnon Grunberg about his visit to the U.S. Army in Iraq.
Right: On the 31st of August 2008 SonntagsZeitung published a selection of the articles about Arnon Grunberg's undercover job in Swiss dining cars.
Left: In September 2008 NZZ Folio published a shortened version of Grunberg's articles about his visit to Iraq.
Right: On the 9th of September 2008 Humo published Arnon Grunberg's articles about his Couchsurfing trip.
Left: On the 10th of February 2009 Humo published the complete articles about Arnon Grunberg's work in Swiss dining cars.
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.
Right: Noua Literatură Magazine (Romania) published a special booklet of Arnon Grunberg's articles about the Ukraine.
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.
On the 24th of April 2012 Humo published Arnon Grunberg's report on his holiday in Nepal with his girlfriend.