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Christopher Koch Christopher Koch i(A29553 works by) (a.k.a. Christopher John Koch; C. J. Koch; C. Koch; Christopher J. Koch)
Born: Established: 16 Jul 1932 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ; Died: Ceased: 23 Sep 2013 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
Gender: Male
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1 18 y separately published work icon Lost Voices Christopher Koch , Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2012 Z1889835 2012 single work novel 'Young Hugh Dixon believes he can save his father from ruin if he asks his estranged great-uncle Walter -- a wealthy lawyer who lives alone in a Tasmanian farmhouse passed down through the family -- for help. As he is drawn into Walter′s rarefied world, Hugh discovers that both his uncle and the farmhouse are links to a notorious episode in the mid nineteenth century.

'Walter′s father, Martin, was living in the house when it was raided by members of an outlaw community run by Lucas Wilson, a charismatic ex-soldier attempting to build a utopia. But like later societies with communitarian ideals, Nowhere Valley was controlled by the gun, with Wilson as benevolent dictator. Twenty-year-old Martin′s sojourn in the Valley as Wilson′s disciple has become an obsession with Walter Dixon: one which haunts his present and keeps the past tantalizingly close.

'As Walter encourages Hugh′s ambition to become an artist, and again comes to his aid when one of Hugh′s friends is charged with murder, the way life′s patterns repeat themselves from one generation to another becomes eerily apparent.

'Dramatic, insightful and evocative, Lost Voices is an intriguing double narrative that confirms Koch as one of our most significant and compelling novelists.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 From : The Year of Living Dangerously Christopher Koch , 2009 extract novel (The Year of Living Dangerously)
— Appears in: Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature 2009; (p. 795-798)
1 1 Sadhus and Sahibs Christopher Koch , 2009 extract novel (Across the Sea Wall)
— Appears in: Of Sadhus and Spinners : Australian Encounters with India 2009; (p. 89-98)
1 The Crusade Against Beauty Christopher Koch , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 51 no. 12 2007; (p. 51-52)
'This was the speech Christopher Koch gave when he accepted the 1996 Miles Franklin Award for his novel Highways to a War.' - Quadrant
1 26 y separately published work icon The Memory Room Christopher Koch , Milsons Point : Vintage Australia , 2007 Z1438763 2007 single work novel (taught in 1 units) Vincent Austin thinks his devotion to secrecy for its own sake makes him a born spy. His childhood friend Erika Lange shares his fascination with the covert. Having graduated University Vincent is recruited by ASIS - Australia's overseas secret intelligence service. Erika eventually joins Foreign Affairs as a press officer. As the Cold War reaches its final peak, the fantasies of youth have become reality for Vincent and Erika, but they lead to a tragic climax. It is left to Vincent's university friend Bradley, who inherits Vincent's diaries, to contemplate their story. - from Back cover.
1 Enlish Syllabus Betraying Our Children: Christopher Koch Christopher Koch , 2005 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 18)
1 Untitled Christopher Koch , 2004 extract novel (The Doubleman)
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 98 2004; (p. 23-25)
1 Untitled Christopher Koch , 2004 extract novel (Out of Ireland)
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 98 2004; (p. 21-22)
1 Untitled Christopher Koch , 2004 extract novel (Highways to a War)
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 98 2004; (p. 18-21)
1 Return to Jakarta Christopher Koch , 2003 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 February 2003; (p. 20-25)
1 Paradise of the Sheiks Christopher Koch , 2002 extract autobiography (The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland)
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 November 2002; (p. 20-22)
1 Treasures in the Basement Christopher Koch , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 November 2002; (p. 4-5)
1 13 y separately published work icon The Many-Coloured Land : A Return to Ireland Christopher Koch , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2002 Z989989 2002 single work autobiography travel
1 Wild Child Christopher Koch , 2000 single work prose
— Appears in: Crossing the Gap : A Novelist's Essays 2000; (p. 165-175)
Discusses Rudyard Kipling's Kim and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
1 Welcome to Saigon Christopher Koch , 1999 single work extract war literature
— Appears in: The Vintage Book of War Stories 1999; (p. 340-349)
1 Letter to the Editor Christopher Koch , 1999 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 217 (p. 4)
1 37 y separately published work icon Out of Ireland Christopher Koch , Sydney : Doubleday , 1999 Z513277 1999 single work novel

'A leader of the Young Ireland rebellion of 1848, Robert Devereaux is an Irish gentleman who is prepared to hazard a life of privilege in the fight for his country's freedom. transported to Van Diemen's land as a political prisoner, he enters a life that greatly changes him, falling in love with a young Irish convict woman. Through Kathleen O'Rahilly he comes to know the people he's long romanticised; but his cause, and the life he has lost, will not let him go.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (HarperCollins 2013 ed.)

1 The Cave of Empire (from 'Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner' and 'The Lost Hemisphere') Christopher Koch , 1997 extract (Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner)(The Lost Hemisphere)
— Appears in: The Oxford Book of Australian Schooldays 1997; (p. 199-200)
1 The Departure of an Editor Christopher Koch , 1997 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 November 1997; (p. 8)
1 1 Beware Bullies Who Sap Beauty from Young Writing Christopher Koch , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 14 June 1996; (p. 17)
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