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Australian author Markus Zusak grew up hearing stories about Nazi Germany, about the bombing of Munich and about Jews being marched through his mother’s small, German town. He always knew it was a story he wanted to tell.

'We have these images of the straight-marching lines of boys and the 'Heil Hitlers' and this idea that everyone in Germany was in it together. But there still were rebellious children and people who didn’t follow the rules and people who hid Jews and other people in their houses.'

Markus Zusak is the award-winning recipient of a 2006 Printz Honor for excellence in young adult literature. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.

If you like Markus Zusak you might also like to read books by Khaled Hosseini, Meg Rosoff and John Boyne.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
This is a coming-of-age, incredibly thought-provoking, beautifully written and utterly original book. The book thief in the story is a nine-year old girl but this incredible story will resonate with any teenager. It’s 1939 in Nazi Germany and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2016
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
The author wrote this for his children so they might better understand the horror of the Nazification of Germany. Written in a light, simplistic style, narrated by Death and centred on an 11-year old girl who steals books, it is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak
Fighting Ruben Wolfe
Markus Zusak
Bestselling novelist Markus Zusak has written a taut and compelling novel which, suitably enough since it is about boxing, packs a punch. With not enough money coming into the house, two brothers set about to earn some extra cash. Picked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2010
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
A 2012 World Book Night selection. Voted 3rd in the Books of the Decade by Lovereading readers. Shortlisted for the Newcomer of the Year Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008. This is the story of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2007
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak
This is a coming-of-age, incredibly thought-provoking, beautifully written and utterly original book. The book thief in the story is a nine-year old girl but this incredible story will resonate with any teenager. It’s 1939 in Nazi Germany and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/01/2007

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