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Markus Zusak

Autor de La ladrona de libros

17+ Obras 54,881 Miembros 2,557 Reseñas 200 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

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 mostrar más 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) mostrar menos
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Series

Obras de Markus Zusak

Obras relacionadas

The Book Thief (2013) — Original story — 363 copias
The Book That Made Me (2016) — Contribuidor — 73 copias

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Nombre legal
Zusak, Markus Frank
Fecha de nacimiento
1975-06-23
Género
male
Nacionalidad
Australië
Lugar de nacimiento
Sydney, New South Wales, Australië
Lugares de residencia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australië
Educación
Engadine High School
University of New South Wales (BA) (English and History)
University of New South Wales (DiplEd)
Ocupaciones
janitor
high school English teacher
novelist
Premios y honores
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) (mostrar todos 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)
Biografía breve
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."

Miembros

Debates

Shared Read: The Book Thief en The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (marzo 2012)
"The Book Thief" Spoiler-Free Discussion en Hogwarts Express (abril 2010)
The Book Thief (with spoileers) en Hogwarts Express (mayo 2009)

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CaminoTrobajo | 2,125 reseñas más. | Apr 21, 2024 |
Ed Kennedy es un chico cualquiera en un suburbio cualquiera de una gran ciudad. Vive en un apartamento maltrecho en compañía de su perro y se gana el sueldo como taxista. Le acompaña una pandilla de amigos que poco o nada le piden a la vida, pero de repente algo pasa y Ed tendrá una misión que cumplir.
Día tras día, noche tras noche, el joven irá descubriendo que el afecto, la amistad y el amor no son palabras huecas sino verbos vivos: si quieres saber, pregunta; si pretendes ayudar, actúa; si quieres cambiar, no esperes. A menudo, son los pequeños gestos los que mueven el mundo y Markus Zusak nos demuestra que cada uno de nosotros, incluso un chico cualquiera en un suburbio cualquiera, puede dar el primer paso.… (más)
 
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Natt90 | 335 reseñas más. | Mar 27, 2023 |
En el pueblo vivía una niña que quería leer, un hombre que tocaba el acordeón y un joven judío que escribía cuentos hermosos para escapar del horror de la guerra. Al cabo de un tiempo, la niña se convirtió en una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras. Y con esas palabras se escribió una historia hermosa y cruel.
 
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Natt90 | 2,125 reseñas más. | Jan 31, 2023 |
Érase una vez un mundo donde las noches eran largas y la Muerte contaba su propia historia. Érase una vez una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras. En el pueblo vivía una niña que quería leer, un hombre que tocaba el acordeón y un joven judío que escribía cuentos hermosos para escapar del horror de la guerra. Al cabo de un tiempo, la niña se convirtió en una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras. Y con esas palabras se escribió una historia hermosa y cruel. Una novela tremendamente humana, emocionante e inolvidable, que describe las peripecias de una niña alemana de nueve años desde que es dada en adopción por su madre hasta el final de la II Guerra Mundial. Su nueva familia, gente sencilla y nada afecta al nazismo, le enseña a leer y, a través de los libros, a distraerse durante los bombardeos y combatir la tristeza. Pero es el libro que ella misma está escribiendo el que finalmente le salvará la vida.… (más)
 
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EST46 | 2,125 reseñas más. | Apr 28, 2022 |

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