Henning Koch

Henning Koch


Henning Koch is a well established translator of fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, and drama from Swedish to English.

Contact Details

Twitter: @henningkoch

Selected Publications

Leader CommunitiesHolmquist, Mikael. Leader Communities.

Columbia University Press, 2017. ISBN 9780231184267.

Leader Communities is the sociologist Mikael Holmqvist's term for places like Djursholm: the communities where elites choose to live, socialize with other elites, and, most importantly, form families and raise their children into future elites. Such neighborhoods consecrate inhabitants into leaders—that is, they offer their residents a social environment that imbues people with a sense of social and moral elevation.

In Every Moment We Are Still AliveMalmquist, Tom . In Every Moment We Are Still Alive.

Sceptre, 2017. ISBN 9781473640009.

Prizewinning, bestselling Swedish debut by acclaimed poet Tom Malmquist, this is a raw and beautiful novel about a year that changed everything - a tale of love, loss, parenting and the lives we live, moment by moment. "Urgent, heartbreaking and life-affirming..." (Financial Times)

The Book ThievesRydell, Anders. The Book Thieves.

PenguinRandom House, 2017. ISBN 978-073522122.

The story of the Nazis’ systematic pillaging of Europe’s libraries, and the small team of heroic librarians now working to return the stolen books to their rightful owners.

ClinchHolmén, Martin. Clinch.

Pushkin Press, 2016. ISBN 9781782271925.

The writing’s on the wall for Harry Kvist. Once a notorious boxer, he now spends his days drinking, and his nights chasing debts amongst the pimps, prostitutes and petty thieves of 1930s Stockholm. When women can’t satisfy him, men can. But one biting winter’s night he pays a threatening visit to a debtor named Zetterberg, and when the man is found dead shortly afterwards, all eyes are on Kvist. ‘Clinch is a dark, atmospheric, powerful thriller, the best debut novel I’ve read in years’ – Lynda La Plante

A Man Called OveBackman, Fredrik. A Man Called Ove.

Sceptre, 2014. ISBN 9781444775808.

"Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it." Spectator Books of the Year