Markus Zusak

Author of The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

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The award-winning, #1 bestselling author of The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger, Fighting Ruben Wolf, and Getting the Girl is Markus Zuak. His most recent, highly anticipated novel, Bridge of Clay, will be released in October 2018. He resides with his wife and children in Sydney, Australia. Read more on Markus on markuszusak.com. Markus Zusak is available for speaking commitments to choose from. Please contact the Penguin Random House Speakers Bur... eau at speechers@penguinrandomhouse.com to inquire about a possible appearance.READ MORE

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Son, you can't go around painting yourself black, you hear?"
"Why not, Papa?"
"Because they'll take you away."
"Why?"
"Because you shouldn't want to be like black people or Jewish people or anyone who is...not us."
"Who are Jewish people?"
"You know my oldest customer, Mr. Kaufmann? Where we bought your shoes?"
"Yes."
"Well, he's Jewish."
"I didn't know that. Do you have to pay to be Jewish? Do you need a license?"
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"...you've got beautiful blond hair and big safe blue eyes. You should be happy with that; is that clear?

The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.

Boys   Hate   Love

...there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness, too. That was writing.

It kills me sometimes, how people die.

The Germans in basements were pitiable, surely, but at least they had a chance. That basement was not a washroom. They were not sent there for a shower. For those people, life was still achievable.

in the trees this afternoon, he was a giver of bread and teddy bears.

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