Tirza Cover


By Arnon Grunberg; Sam Garrett (Translator)

Open Letter Books, Paperback, 9781934824696, 471pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2013


Jorgen Hofmeester once had it all, but recently has been abandoned by his wife, watched his oldest daughter move away, lost his publishing job, and had his savings evaporate. At least he still has Tirza, his youngest daughter. But now she's going away to Africa, from where she'll never return.

About the Author
Arnon Grunberg started his own publishing company at the age of 19 and wrote his first, of many, best-seller at 23. He's twice won the AKO Literature Prize, the Dutch equivalent of the Booker Prize. He's also twice won the prize for the best debut novelonce under a pseudonym.

Sam Garrett has translated a number of works by Arnon Grunberg and Tim Krabbe, among others. He won the Vondel Translation Prize for his translation of Frank Westerman's "Ararat."