by Mars van Grunsven

Mars van Grunsven is a Dutch‐American writer and editor, whose work appears in Holland’s most respected magazines and newspapers—most notably De Groene Amsterdammer and NRC Handelsblad. In the US his articles have appeared in The Daily Beast and Literary Hub, among others.

Mars’s articles, reportage, essays, commentaries, and book reviews cover a wide range of topics, including: politics, social issues, business and art. On top of his 20+ years experience as a journalist, he works as an editor and copywriter. Past corporate clients include Bain & Company, Heineken and Pfizer.

With Alex, 2018

Mars held several leadership roles within media organizations before establishing himself as a US Correspondent in New York, in 2005. He holds a master of law degree from the University of Amsterdam (1995) and speaks four languages: Dutch, English, French, and German.

For samples of his work check out the sections Arts & Culture, Economy, Politics, and Social Issues. Or visit the archives of De Groene or NRC. Samples of his English pieces can be found here.

Inquiries: marswerk at yahoo dot com

After the 2008 NYC marathon (with temporary pace-setting tattoo)

Others about Mars:

Mars is an informed and accomplished journalist whose command
of American politics puts many of us “natives” to shame.
— Sam Tanenhaus, author of The Death of Conservatism

I always love hearing Mars’ perspective. He helps me see my home country in a totally new way, full of wonder but still astute and spot-on.
— Kelly McEvers, host of NPR’s All Things Considered

Mars reads American social mores very deeply and writes about them with the insight
of someone who is both an insider and an outsider
.
— Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree

Early voting, 2020