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Markus Zusak


Australia (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), 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.
 
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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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Out of Shadows (2010)
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The Summer I Learned to Fly (2011)
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The Shadow Girl (2011)
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The Light Between Oceans (2012)
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The Invisible Mile (2016)
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