Book: Markus Zusak «The Book Thief»

The Book Thief

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

Издательство: "Alfred A. Knopf" (2005)

Формат: 130x200, 576 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-375-84220-7

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Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak
Born Markus Zusak
23 June 1975 (1975-06-23) (age 36)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Novelist
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Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian author. He is best known for his books The Book Thief and The Messenger (published in USA as I Am the Messenger), which have been international bestsellers.

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Career

Markus Zusak is the author of five books. His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry, released between 1999 and 2001, were all published internationally and garnered a number of awards. The Messenger, published in 2002, won the 2003 CBC Book of the Year Award (Older Readers) and the 2003 NSW Premier's Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize), as well as receiving a Printz Honour in America.

In 2005, The Book Thief was released and is now translated into over 30 languages. As well as receiving awards in Australia and overseas, The Book Thief has held the number one position at Amazon.com, the New York Times bestseller list, as well as in Brazil, Ireland and Taiwan. It has been in the top five in the UK, Spain, Israel and Korea, and is still set to be released in many other territories.

Zusak's next novel is reported to be Bridge of Clay.

Personal life

Markus lives in Sydney.

Written works

  • The Book Thief
  • The Messenger a.k.a. I Am the Messenger
  • When Dogs Cry a.k.a. Getting the Girl; sequel to Fighting Ruben Wolfe
  • Fighting Ruben Wolfe; sequel to The Underdog
  • The Underdog
  • Bridge of Clay (2012)

Awards

2009 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis
2008 Ena Noel Award - the IBBY Australia Ena Noël Encouragement Award for Children's Literature[1]
2007 Michael L. Printz Honor book by the Young Adult Library Services Association[2]
2006 Kathleen Mitchell Award 2006 (literature)[3]
  • The Messenger (a.k.a. I Am The Messenger)
2007 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis
2006 Michael L. Printz Award Honor book[4]
2006 Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
2005 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year-Children
2003 Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award
2003 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
  • When Dogs Cry/Getting the Girl
2002 Honour Book for Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Older Children)[5]
  • Fighting Ruben Wolfe
2001 Honour Book for Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Older Children)[5]
shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature

Notes

  1. ^ IBBY Australia at Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  2. ^ Young Adult Library Services awards
  3. ^ "Kathleen Mitchell Award 2006 (literature)". Young Adult Library Services Association. Archived from the original on 19 May 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070519080723/http://www.trust.com.au/Content.aspx?topicID=74. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  4. ^ "2006 Michael L. Printz Award Winner". Young Adult Library Services Association. http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/previouswinners/06Printz.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Winners 2000-2006 CBCA". Children's Book Council of Australia. http://cbca.org.au/2009.htm. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 

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