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Herman Koch

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Pen name  Menno Voorhof
Notable works  The Dinner (2009)
Children  Pablo Koch
Period  1984–present
Spouse  Amalia Rodriguez

Language  Dutch
Role  Writer
Occupation  Writer, actor
Name  Herman Koch
Music group  Jiskefet
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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).


Herman Koch Summer House with Swimming Pool39 the stage is set for

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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.

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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.

Personal life

Koch is married to Amalia Rodriguez, and they have a son, Pablo (b. 1994).


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