Author

Christopher Koch

Australian novelist

1932   -   2013

country of citizenship: Australia
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Tasmania, St Virgil's College
occupation: novelist, writer, screenwriter, children's writer, poet
award received: Miles Franklin Literary Award, Officer of the Order of Australia

Christopher John Koch AO (16 July 1932 – 23 September 2013) was an Australian novelist, known for his 1978 novel The Year of Living Dangerously, which was adapted into an award-winning film. He twice won the Miles Franklin Award (for The Doubleman in 1985, and for Highways to a War in 1996). In 1995, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contribution to Australian literature, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from his alma mater, the University of Tasmania, in 1990.
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