Christopher J. Koch


Born
in Hobart, Australia
July 16, 1932

Died
September 23, 2013


Christopher Koch was born and educated in Tasmania. For a good deal of his life he was a broadcasting producer, working for the ABC in Sydney. He has lived and worked in London and elsewhere overseas. He has been a fulltime writer since 1972, winning international praise and a number of awards for his novels, many of which are translated in a number of European countries. One of his novels, The YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, was made into a film by Peter Weir and was nominated for an Academy Award. He has twice won the Miles Franklin award for fiction: for THE DOUBLEMAN and HIGHWAYS TO A WAR. In 1995 Koch was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contribution to Australian literature.

Average rating: 3.87 · 2,533 ratings · 278 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Year of Living Dangerously

3.86 avg rating — 1,447 ratings — published 1978 — 23 editions
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Highways to a War

4.25 avg rating — 439 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Lost Voices

3.85 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Out of Ireland

3.91 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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The Memory Room

3.21 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Doubleman

3.61 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1986 — 11 editions
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The Many-Coloured Land: A R...

3.63 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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The Boys in the Island

3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1974 — 7 editions
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Across the Sea Wall

3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings3 editions
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Ireland Travel Book

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2002
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“All is clouded by desire: as fire by smoke, as a mirror by dust ...Through these it blinds the soul.”
C.J. Koch, The Year Of Living Dangerously

“It just isn't bearable to be fully awake.”
Christopher J. Koch, The Year of Living Dangerously

“They were linked by the usual shared enthusiasms to which lovers give exaggerated importance: a fondness for Vivaldi and the Beatles;”
Christopher J. Koch, The Year of Living Dangerously

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