|Pen name Menno Voorhof|
Notable works The Dinner (2009)
Children Pablo Koch
Spouse Amalia Rodriguez
Occupation Writer, actor
Name Herman Koch
Music group Jiskefet
|Born Herman Koch 5 September 1953 (age 69) Arnhem, Netherlands (1953-09-05) |
Movies and TV shows The Dinner, The Flying Liftboy, Debiteuren Crediteuren
Books The Dinner, Summer House with Swimmin, Odessa Star
Similar People Kees Prins, Michiel Romeyn, Ivano De Matteo, Menno Meyjes, Jacob Derwig
High impact writer herman koch
Herman Koch ( [ˈɦɛrmɑn kɔx]; born 5 September 1953) is a Dutch writer and actor. He has written short stories, novels, and columns. His best-selling novel The Dinner (2009) has been translated into 21 languages. He has acted for radio, television, and film. He co-created the long-running TV series Jiskefet (1990–2005).
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- Herman koch o los dilemas de la vida
- Early life and education
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Herman koch o los dilemas de la vida
Early life and education
Herman Koch was born on 5 September 1953 in Arnhem, Netherlands. His family moved to Amsterdam when he was two years old. He went to the Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam from which he was expelled.
Koch's native language is Dutch. He also speaks English, German, and Spanish.
Koch is an actor for radio, television, and film. He contributed to the comedy show Borát (1984–1989) for radio. Together with Kees Prins and Michiel Romeyn, Koch created the long-running absurdist and satiric series Jiskefet (1990–2005; Trash Can) for television, in which he also acted. And he played minor roles in the movies The Flying Liftboy (1998) and Hè, Gezellig (2014; Hey, Cosy), and the TV series The Flying Liftboy (2000) and Voetbalvrouwen (2007; Footballers' Wives).
Koch is the author of short stories, novels, and columns. His debut was De voorbijganger (1985; The Passerby) with short stories. His first novel was Red ons, Maria Montanelli (1989; Save Us, Maria Montanelli). In 2005, Koch wrote the text for the Grand Dictation of the Dutch Language.
His sixth novel was Het diner (2009; The Dinner), which was translated into 21 languages including English, had sold over one million copies throughout Europe, and won the 2009 NS Audience award (Dutch: NS Publieksprijs). A Dutch play of The Dinner was in theaters in 2012 and a Dutch movie of the book was released in 2013. An English-language film adaptation, The Dinner, was released in 2017.
Koch is married to Amalia Rodriguez, and they have a son, Pablo (b. 1994).