Herman Koch (b. 1953) is an internationally best-selling author. In 2009 he wrote The Dinner, which was translated into 42 languages and acquired world fame. During subsequent years, bestsellers such as Summer House with Swimming Pool (2011), Dear Mr M. (2014) and The Ditch (2016) were published. In Finnish Days (2020) Koch returns to his youth, which also inspired his debut novel Save Us, Maria Montanelli (1989).