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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The Dinner

3.22 avg rating — 126,019 ratings — published 2009 — 138 editions
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Dear Mr. M

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De greppel

3.05 avg rating — 2,804 ratings — published 2016 — 31 editions
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Makkelijk leven

2.68 avg rating — 2,142 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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Zomerhuis met zwembad / Het...

3.57 avg rating — 1,000 ratings — published 2014
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Red ons, Maria Montanelli

3.21 avg rating — 1,266 ratings — published 1989 — 18 editions
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Odessa Star

3.24 avg rating — 705 ratings — published 2003 — 20 editions
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Denken aan Bruce Kennedy

3.12 avg rating — 543 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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Finse dagen

3.44 avg rating — 468 ratings — published 2020 — 4 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.”
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