Mars van Grunsven (’68) is a journalist whose work work has appeared in Holland’s most respected publications, most notably the opinion magazine De Groene Amsterdammer and the leading newspaper NRC Handelsblad. He is based in Brooklyn, NY, and publishes in both English and Dutch.

Mars has written about anarchy in New York’s Lower East Side, local currencies in The Berkshires, naked bankers, laziness, a Galapagos island under the rule of a sex-crazed Baroness. Also: the Tea Party, antifa, Elvis and Ray Pettibon. Or the insanity of taking guidance from the Founding Fathers in today’s issues.


For samples of his work check out the sections Arts & Culture, Economy, Politics, and Social Issues. Or visit the archives of De Groene and NRC.

In 2021, Mars joined New York City based Company Cue as lead editor, managing an international team of journalists, copywriters and editors. He is also an editor at the Foreign Desk of the Dutch press agency ANP.

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