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Christopher Koch AO
Born (1932-07-16)16 July 1932
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died 23 September 2013(2013-09-23) (aged 81)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality Australian
Education St Virgil's College
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Notable work(s) The Year of Living Dangerously
Notable award(s) Miles Franklin Award (1985, 1996)
Spouse(s)
Irene Vilnois (m. 1959–1979)

Robin Whyte-Butler
Children Gareth Koch

Christopher John Koch AO (16 July 1932 – 23 September 2013) was an Australian novelist. He is best known for his 1978 novel The Year of Living Dangerously, which was made into an award-winning movie.

He won the Miles Franklin Award twice; The Doubleman in 1985, and Highways to a War in 1996. In 1995 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for contribution to Australian literature.

Koch was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 16 July 1932. He was educated at Clemes College, St Virgil's College, Hobart High School and the University of Tasmania.

Koch died at his home in Hobart on 23 September 2013, aged 81. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer twelve months earlier.


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