Exhibition on Arnon Grunberg in 2014
Grunberg’s universe at UvA's Special Collections
In the autumn of 2014, the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam will hold an exhibition on the writer Arnon Grunberg. Organised by the Special Collections, the Letterkundig Museum and the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the exhibition will offer an exclusive glimpse into the universe of one of today’s most important Dutch authors.
The head curator of the Special Collections, Garrelt Verhoeven, announced this during the fifth Frederik Muller lecture in Amsterdam on August 31st. This year’s lecture was given by Arnon Grunberg and was entitled ‘The Christian night and mechanical reason.’ The text, in Dutch, is also available as a book.
A living archive
Arnon Grunberg (born 1971) made his debut in 1994 with the novel Blauwe maandagen (also published in English, as Blue Mondays). Over twenty years he has assembled an impressive body of work, consisting of novels, stories, essays and journalism, and has become the most high-profile novelist, essayist and columnist in the Netherlands. The exhibition will primarily draw on Arnon Grunberg’s own archive. The Special Collections received this ‘living archive’ on loan in 2011. The exhibition will also contain many visual and sound recordings.