'In an extremely penetrating manner, Herman Koch describes the fortunes and misfortunes of the fossilised teaching staff with its false cheerfulness and hypocritical belief in the ‘Montanelli Method'.' De Ster

Save Us, Maria Montanelli

Book Odessa Star
‘Koch proved himself a master at recording absurd trains of thoughts and slapstick situations. Both painful and hilarious at the same time.’ NRC HANDELSBLAD

Odessa Star

Een spannende roman over de liefde voor een jonge actrice, de verdorven filmwereld en de kunst van het thuisblijven. VPRO

Een film met Sophia

Even more than a book about memories, this is a book about lost memories and that is the thing that makes this one so special. Trouw

Finse dagen

Book The Ditch
‘The Ditch is another Great Watergraafsmeerian Novel.’ *** NRC Handelsblad

The Ditch

‘A novel that has become a moral question around the world.’ La Repubblica (Italy)

The Dinner

‘Dear Mr M. fulfills the promise of a long-awaited new Koch after only a few pages.’ VRIJ NEDERLAND

Dear Mr M.

‘Fast, satirical and with a rock–solid plot.’ METRO

Summer House with Swimming pool

‘From the second line, “You must have heard of me”, you wish him the worst.’ de Volkskrant

Easy Living

‘This book delivers a wonderful mix of emotion and humour. From merciless to merciful and back again.’ De Morgen

A Brief History of Deceit

Thinking of Bruce Kennedy
‘Thinking of Bruce Kennedy shows us Koch at his best.’ Vrij Nederland

Thinking of Bruce Kennedy

‘War at Last is a book with a headstrong protagonist who, with all his fears and thoughts, quickly wins over the reader. The images are beautiful and powerful. The book’s whimsicality is a large part of its charm.’ Elsevier

War at Last

‘The story unfolds from one powerful scene to the next, from one penetrating image to another.’ Vrij Nederland

Eating with Emma