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Markus Zusak

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13+ verk 55,521 medlemmar 2,568 recensioner 200 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Markus Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. He is best known for his young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which are Michael L. Printz Honor books. The visa mer Book Thief was adapted into a movie. His next book, Bridge of Clay was published October 2018. It won 2019 Indie Book Awards for Debut Fiction and Book of the Year. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Serier

Verk av Markus Zusak

Boktjuven (2005) 45,542 exemplar, 2,137 recensioner
Jokern (2002) 6,690 exemplar, 336 recensioner
Bridge of Clay (2018) 1,949 exemplar, 55 recensioner
Getting the Girl (2001) 587 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Fighting Spirit (2000) 376 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Underdogs (2011) 201 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Hundår : [satsa på en underdog!] (1999) 155 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Failurist 8 exemplar
Markus Zusak 3 Book Set (2022) 2 exemplar
To Catch A Thief 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Book Thief [2013 film] (2013) — Original story — 368 exemplar, 9 recensioner
The Book That Made Me (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 74 exemplar, 7 recensioner

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Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Zusak, Markus Frank
Födelsedag
1975-06-23
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Australië
Födelseort
Sydney, New South Wales, Australië
Bostadsorter
Sydney, New South Wales, Australië
Utbildning
Engadine High School
University of New South Wales (BA) (English and History)
University of New South Wales (DiplEd)
Yrken
janitor
high school English teacher
novelist
Priser och utmärkelser
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2014)
NSW Premier's Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize) (2003)
Kathleen Mitchell Award 2006 (literature) (2006)
National Jewish Book Award (Children's and Young Adult Literature) (2006)
Ena Noel Award – the IBBY Australia Ena Noël Encouragement Award for Children's Literature (2008)
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature (2003) (visa alla 13)
Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award (2003)
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year-Children (2005)
Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book (2006)
Printz Award Honor Book (2006)
Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis [translate: German Youth Literature Prize] (2007)
Honour Book, CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers (2002)
Honour Book, CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers (2001)
Kort biografi
According to his publisher, 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.
By the age of 30, Zusak had already asserted himself as one of today’s most innovative and poetic novelists. With the publication of The Book Thief, he was dubbed a ‘literary phenomenon’ by Australian and U.S. critics.

Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian writer of German origin. He is best known for The Book Thief and The Messenger (US title: I Am the Messenger), two novels which became international bestsellers. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2014.

Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia. His mother Lisa is originally from Germany and his father Helmut is from Austria. They emigrated to Australia in the late 1950s. Markus is the youngest of four children and has two sisters and one brother. He attended Engadine High School and briefly returned there to teach English while writing. He studied English and history at the University of New South Wales, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education.

Zusak is the author of six books. His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, and When Dogs Cry, released between 1999 and 2001, were all published internationally. 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) in Australia and was a runner-up for the Printz Award in America.

The Book Thief was published in 2005 and has since been translated into more than 40 languages. The Book Thief was adapted as a film of the same name in 2013. In 2014, Zusak delivered a Ted Talk, called 'The Failurist' at the Sydney Opera House. It focused on his drafting process and journey to success through writing The Book Thief.

The Messenger (I Am the Messenger in the United States) was published in 2002 and was one of Zusak's first novels. This novel has won awards such as the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards: Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature.

In March 2016 Zusak talked about his then unfinished novel Bridge of Clay. He stated that the book was 90% finished but that, "... I’m a completely different person than the person who wrote The Book Thief. And this is also the scary thing—I’m a different person to the one who started Bridge of Clay eight, nine years ago ... I’ve got to get it done this year, or else I’ll probably finally have to set it aside."

Medlemmar

Diskussioner

Shared Read: The Book Thief i The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (mars 2012)
"The Book Thief" Spoiler-Free Discussion i Hogwarts Express (april 2010)
The Book Thief (with spoileers) i Hogwarts Express (maj 2009)

Recensioner

För lång, tycker jag. Bra, men inte lysande. Läste hela, men egentligen tröttnade jag lite redan halvvägs.
 
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LottaBerling | 2,136 andra recensioner | Oct 5, 2013 |
En saga med annorlunda berättargrepp. Fantastiskt språk och gripande berättelse.
 
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e.kindblom | 2,136 andra recensioner | Sep 15, 2011 |
Inte alls värd den (förvisso begränsade) uppståndelse som har blivit runt verket. Zusak gör en dygd av sina taffliga berättarteknik och det hela håller inte. Stundom griper historien verkligen tag i en, men de fåniga informationsrutorna och den pinsamma gestaltningen av Döden river snart ned det hela. Den är inte usel som det tycks av dessa få meningar, men inte heller värd besväret. Läs istället David Benioffs "Tjuvarnas stad" om du är intresserad av vardagslivet och dess fasor under andra världskriget, också den ur ett barns perspektiv och med en hel del humor.… (mer)
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Chariton | 2,136 andra recensioner | Jul 12, 2010 |
En ganska bedårande historia om en flicka som växer upp i nazismens Tyskland. Författaren visar på att alla inte var medlöpare - faktiskt. Och att det inte alltid var så lätt att tycka annorlunda.
Nästa hela boken igenom klarar Zusak balansen att beskriva hemskheterna utan att bli sentimental eller övertydlig. Men till slut tippar det över. Det är lite synd, men "Boktjuven" är ändå väl värd att läsa.
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helices | 2,136 andra recensioner | Jan 4, 2009 |

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Statistik

Verk
13
Även av
2
Medlemmar
55,521
Popularitet
#265
Betyg
½ 4.3
Recensioner
2,568
ISBN
488
Språk
30
Favoritmärkt
200

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