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Markus Zusak


Australia (b.1975)

Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages. First released in 2005, The Book Thief has spent a total of 375 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and still remains there eight years after it first came out.

His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry (also known as Getting the Girl),His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry (also known as Getting the Girl), released between 1999 and 2001, were all published internationally and garnered a number of awards and honours in his native Australia, and the USA.

Markus Zusak grew up in Sydney, Australia, and still lives there with his wife and two children.
 

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
 
Series
Wolfe Brothers
   1. The Underdog (1999)
   2. Fighting Ruben Wolfe (2001)
   3. Getting the Girl (2003)
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Novels
   When Dogs Cry (2001)
   I Am the Messenger (2001)
     aka The Messenger
   The Book Thief (2005)
   Bridge of Clay (2018)
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Markus Zusak recommends
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The Invisible Mile (2016)
David Coventry
"Bruising, beautiful and ultimately transcendent, there's a perfect thought on sport, humanity or endurance on just about every page."
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Ocean Atween Us (2014)
(We, Glovers, book 1)
Angela Morrison
"Written with a lot of love."
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The Light Between Oceans (2012)
M L Stedman
"An extraordinary and heart-rending book about good people, tragic decisions, and the beauty found in each of them."

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Anthologies containing stories by Markus Zusak
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This Is Push (2007)
New Stories from the Edge
edited by
David Levithan

Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2006) : I Am the Messenger
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2007) : The Book Thief


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