Books by Arnon Grunberg

TIRZA by Arnon Grunberg
by Arnon Grunberg, translated by Sam Garrett
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Despite its contrivances, an important and suspenseful addition to post-9/11 literature."
An aging man loses his daughter and regains his wife, which strikes him as hardly a fair trade. Read full book review >
THE JEWISH MESSIAH by Arnon Grunberg
Released: Jan. 14, 2008

"A highly questionable, sprawling, dispassionate, mordantly modern black comedy: more shock than awe."
A deliberately provocative fantasy of good intentions turned apocalyptic. Read full book review >
PHANTOM PAIN by Arnon Grunberg
Released: July 1, 2004

"Hard to believe this listless, modestly amusing tale won the Netherlands' prestigious AKO Prize."
Dutch author Grunberg (Silent Extras, 2001, etc.) traces the rise and fall and rise of a literary writer whose sine waves of desperation are ultimately evened out by his unlikely authorship of a cookbook. Read full book review >
SILENT EXTRAS by Arnon Grunberg
Released: April 1, 2001

"If they don't, you may find yourself reaching for the nearest Penelope Fitzgerald novel."
People seem to stand around in their underwear a lot in this aggressively goofy episodic-comic picaresque, the second novel from the native Dutch (now American) author of Blue Mondays (1997). Read full book review >
BLUE MONDAYS by Arnon Grunberg
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Still, spare prose and precise portraits of disaffected characters offer clear promise of stronger work to come."
World-weariness tinged with tragedy speeds a bourgeois Jewish youth in Amsterdam merrily down the road to ruin in a frank but rather bloodless debut. Read full book review >