Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak is an Australian author best known for his novel 'The Book Thief', which has won numerous awards and has been translated into multiple languages. He has also written other notable works such as 'I Am the Messenger' and 'Bridge of Clay'.


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  1. 1. The Book Thief

    Set in Nazi Germany during World War II, the novel follows the story of a young girl who finds solace in stealing books and sharing them with others. In the midst of the horrors of war, she forms a bond with a Jewish man her foster parents are hiding in their basement. The story is narrated by Death, offering a unique perspective on the atrocities and small acts of kindness during this period. The girl's love for books becomes a metaphor for resistance against the oppressive regime.

    The 671st Greatest Book of All Time