by Mars van Grunsven

Mars van Grunsven is a writer at the Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer, covering political thought, social issues, arts and literature. He writes in both English and Dutch, and his articles, reportage and essays have also appeared in NRC Handelsblad, De Correspondent, Literary Hub and The Daily Beast, among others. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the children’s book author Rachael Cole, and their son.


For samples of Mars’ 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.

For inquiries: marswerk at yahoo dot com

Others about Mars:

Mars is an informed and accomplished journalist whose command
of American politics puts many of us “natives” to shame.
— Sam Tanenhaus, former editor of The New York Times Book Review

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, former host of NPR’s All Things Considered and current host of the Embedded podcast

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