Herman Koch (b. 1953) is a widely acclaimed bestselling author. His international break through novel The Dinner (2009) has been published in 55 countries, which is unprecedented for any Dutch novel. It has also been adapted into several international stage plays and no less than three movies. The US adaptation, starring Richard Gere and Steve Coogan, was released in 2017. Koch’s subsequent novels Summer House with Swimming Pool (2011, long-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) and Dear Mr M. (2014) were also international bestsellers. His latest novel, The Ditch, has been warmly received and declared ‘vintage Koch’.
Celebrate With... Herman Koch
Herman Koch’s deliciously dark tale of family life, The Dinner, sold over a million copies and was the talk of every book club. Join us for a rare chance to see him discuss the novel with Daniel Hahn in an intimate setting and raise a glass to its enduring success.
Trust No One: Herman Koch
Author of the internationally bestselling The Dinner, Herman Koch returns with The Ditch, a dark literary thriller about how quickly we can become entangled in our own fears and suspicions. Louise Candlish won the Crime and Thriller Book of the Year Award for Our House, her deliciously twisted tale of marital betrayal in the suburbs; a setting she revisits in Those People. With Sam Baker they discuss the appeal of writing toxic characters and how we never really know those we live amongst.
Herman Koch at Durham Book Festival
This event brings together two acclaimed European writers: Holland's Herman Koch and Germany's Dagmar Leupold.