Herman Koch


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in Arnhem, Netherlands
September 05, 1953

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Herman Koch (1953) is known as a television producer and a writer. The book 'Het diner', published in 2009, was his breakthrough in the Netherlands. It was published in 17 countries. It was partly based on a true story involving a homeless woman named, María del Rosario Endrinal Petit, in Barcelona (Spain), in December 2005.

Koch was born in Arnhem, and later moved to Amsterdam. He studied Russian for some months, and lived in Finland for a while. Nowadays he is married to the Spanish Amalia, and has a son, Pablo (1994).

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Average rating: 3.26 · 182,929 ratings · 21,919 reviews · 61 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Dinner

3.25 avg rating — 139,848 ratings — published 2009 — 141 editions
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Summer House with Swimming ...

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Dear Mr. M

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3.30 avg rating — 8,057 ratings — published 2014 — 50 editions
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The Ditch

3.07 avg rating — 3,294 ratings — published 2016 — 38 editions
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Makkelijk leven

2.70 avg rating — 2,351 ratings10 editions
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Zomerhuis met zwembad / Het...

3.58 avg rating — 1,135 ratings — published 2014
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Finse dagen

3.34 avg rating — 1,192 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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Red ons, Maria Montanelli

3.21 avg rating — 1,408 ratings — published 1989 — 18 editions
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Odessa Star

3.26 avg rating — 806 ratings — published 2003 — 20 editions
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Denken aan Bruce Kennedy

3.15 avg rating — 609 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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“Sometimes things come out of your mouth that you regret later on. Or no, not regret. You say something so razor-sharp that the person you say it to carries it around with them for the rest of their life.”
Herman Koch, The Dinner

“If I had to give a definition of happiness, it would be this: happiness needs nothing but itself; it doesn’t have to be validated.”
Herman Koch, The Dinner

“Happiness needs nothing but itself; it doesn't have to be validated. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Herman Koch

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Welk boek gaan we in april 2021 lezen? (Een boek van een Vlaamse of Nederlandse auteur gepubliceerd in 2020)

Confettiregen van Splinter Chabot - 344 pagina's
 
  25 votes, 20.2%

Finse dagen van Herman Koch - 308 pagina's
 
  13 votes, 10.5%

Wildevrouw van Jeroen Olyslaegers - 416 pagina's
 
  12 votes, 9.7%

Licht in de tunnel van Marc de Hond - 248 pagina's
 
  9 votes, 7.3%

De crèche van Elle van Rijn - 334 pagina's
 
  9 votes, 7.3%

 
  8 votes, 6.5%

 
  7 votes, 5.6%

De terugkeer van Esther Gerritsen - 256 pagina's
 
  7 votes, 5.6%

Oogst van Sien Volders - 220 pagina's
 
  6 votes, 4.8%

 
  6 votes, 4.8%

Viktor van Judith Fanto - 397 pagina's
 
  5 votes, 4.0%

 
  5 votes, 4.0%

Als Doden Dromen van Mel Hartman - 300 pagina's
 
  4 votes, 3.2%

Zomerburen van Rianne Robben - 236 pagina's
 
  3 votes, 2.4%

 
  2 votes, 1.6%

 
  2 votes, 1.6%

 
  1 vote, 0.8%

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