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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.

The Messenger (or I am the Messenger ), published in 2002, won the 2003 Australian Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award (Older Readers)...more




What’s a few men? Sad but gorgeous goodbye from Hunters&Collectors last Friday night at the Enmore. Thanks for a few decades of iconic music to write to. Yes, the Peter Garrett-Jim Moginie cameo was massive, but Talking to a Stranger, This Morning and The Slab were the treasures to have and hold for life. Also great to have one last raucous chant of “YOU DON’T MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I’M A WOMAN...

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Average rating: 4.34 · 567,216 ratings · 66,727 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
The Book Thief
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 517,267 ratings — published 2005 — 179 editions
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I Am the Messenger
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 50,332 ratings — published 2002 — 60 editions
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Getting the Girl (Wolfe Bro...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 2,686 ratings — published 2001 — 25 editions
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Fighting Ruben Wolfe (Wolfe...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,748 ratings — published 2000 — 22 editions
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Underdog (Wolfe Brothers, #1)
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 1,091 ratings — published 1999 — 14 editions
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Bridge of Clay
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 47 ratings5 editions
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — expected publication 2014
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“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.”
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“The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.”
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“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
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