November 11, 2015

HERMAN KOCH IN RUNNING FOR PRESTIGIOUS LITERATURE PRIZE

Herman Koch has been longlisted for this year’s IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The nominated title is Zomerhuis met zwembad.

Other nominated Dutch titles are: The King by Kader Abdolah, Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda and News from Berlin by Otto de Kat (pseudonym of Jan Geurt Gaarlandt). Libraries from 118 countries have selected a total of 160 books. The winner, who will receive 100,000 euros, will be announced on 9 June 2016.

About Summer House with Swimming Pool:

Doctor Marc Schlosser has made a medical error causing the death of one of his patients, the famous actor Ralph Meier. He will have to appear before the Medical Disciplinary Tribunal, but he is not particularly concerned: ‘A few months’ suspension, that’s what it’ll come down to. We all know each other, so it won’t go any further than that.’

But is it really a medical error? For Marc had a score to settle with this patient, who showed just a little too much interest in his beautiful wife Caroline. And what happened during the holiday when Marc and his family shared a summerhouse with Ralph Meier?

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