Markus Zusak


Markus Zusak's first novel published in the United States, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, and a "Choice" of the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its sequel, Getting the Girl, was published in spring 2003. He later went on to write The Book Thief, which became a New York Times and International Bestseller. In 2014, Markus received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for his significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Markus lives near Sydney, Australia, where he writes, occasionally works in a real job, and plays on a soccer team that never wins.


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