Quotes by Markus Zusak

"Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are."

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

"I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."

"Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness."

"It kills me sometimes, how people die."

Books by Markus Zusak

  • The Book Thief
  • 1,979,910 ratings
  • March 2016 by Knopf

    (first published 2005)

  • The Book Thief
  • 1,979,420 ratings
  • March 14th 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf

    (first published September 1st 2005)

  • Bridge of Clay
  • 31,585 ratings
  • October 9th 2018 by Doubleday

    (first published October 8th 2018)

Markus Zusak
  • Markus Zusak

  • Date of birth: June 23, 1975
  • Born: in Sydney, Australia.

  • Description: Markus Zusak is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief , which spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list, and is translated into more than forty languages – establishing Zusak as one of the most successful authors to come out of Australia.

    To date, Zusak has held the number one position at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, the New York Times bestseller list, as well as in countries across South America, Europe and Asia.

    His books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, When Dogs Cry (also titled Getting the Girl ), The Messenger (or I am the Messenger ) and The Book Thief have been awarded numerous honours ranging from literary prizes to readers choice awards to prizes voted on by booksellers.

    Zusak’s much-anticipated new novel, Bridge of Clay , is set for release in October 2018 in the USA, the UK and Australia, with foreign translations to follow.