Australian author Markus Zusak has written five novels including “The Book Thief”, an international favourite that’s been translated into over thirty languages and recently adapted for screen. Being on numerous bestseller lists for several years, this book has played a determining factor in confirming Markus Zusak’s success.
His other books include: “The Underdog”, “Fighting Ruben Wolfe”, “When Dogs Cry” (or Getting the Girl) and “The Messenger” (or I am the Messenger) which have also won numerous prizes and awards.
Set in 1939, Liesel “The Book Thief”, is brought to live with foster parents in Nazi Germany. Showing how beautiful moments can be found in an ugly time, she steals books and shares them with neighbours during
bomb raids and the Jewish man they are hiding. Liesel and books bring something to nurture the soul during the extreme difficulties the war places on people.