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Henning Koch

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Henning Koch is a translator from Swedish, and a fiction writer. His first book was a short story collection, "Love Doesn't Work", 2011, and he followed this up with a novel "The Maggot People", 2014, both published by Dzanc Books.

Koch's translations include works by Hannes Råstam, Artur Lundkvist, Fredrik Backman, Birgitta Stenberg, Martin Shibbye, Tom Malmquist, and Anders Rydell.

One of his Fredrik Backman translations was a 2015 nomination for the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction.




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Love Doesn't Work: Seven Du...

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