Thursday, January 20, 2011

Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak was Born June 23, 1975, in Sydney. His father was an
Austrian house painter, and his mother was German. Zusak grew up the youngest for four children, hearing stories of Nazi Germany, the bombing of Munich, and Jews being marched through his mothers small home town in Germany. Those stories are what encouraged him to

Now he has a lot of books out and has won quite a bit of awards for them. The first book he wrote was The Underdog when he was only 16. It was published seven years later The book Thief, The Messenger, When Dogs Cry, and Fighting Ruben Wolfe. Are all books that have won major awards in not only Austria but the U.S. as well. He has won more than eight book awards. He currently lives in Austria with his wife and daughter. He is still a young author at the age of 36.

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