10 Facts about Markus Zusak

Post On: June 8, 2017
By: Agustina

Let us get the interesting information about an Australian writer on Facts about Markus Zusak. He was born on June 23rd, 1975 as Markus Frank Zusak. He creates two international best-seller books for young adults. They are The Messenger (US title, I Am the Messenger) and The Book Thief. In 2014, he became the recipient for Margaret A. Edwards Award since he contributed to the development young-adult literature in America. Here are other interesting facts about Markus Zusak to notice:

Facts about Markus Zusak 1: the birthplace

The birthplace of Zusak was located in Sydney, Australia. His father is from Austria. His name is Helmut. His mother is from Germany. Her name is Lisa.

Facts about Markus Zusak 2: moving to Australia

In the end of 1950s, the family relocated to Australia. He was educated at Engadine High School. While he was writing, he became an English teacher in that school.

Facts about Markus Zusak

Facts about Markus Zusak

Facts about Markus Zusak 3: higher education

Zusak went to University of New South Wales to study English and History.  He earned a Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Arts upon the graduation.

Facts about Markus Zusak 4: the number of books

The number of books written by Zusak is six books. Between 1999 and 2001, Zusak published three books, which gained him international acclaim. The three books are The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry.

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Facts about Markus Zusak 5: the first book of Zusak

The first book of Zusak is The Underdog. He had to wait for seven years to publish the book.

Markus Zusak Pic

Markus Zusak Pic

Facts about Markus Zusak 6: The Messenger

In 2002, The Messenger was published in the market.  It made him receive the 2003 NSW Premier’s Literary Award and 2003 CBC Book of the Year Award. In America, the book won the second place for Printz Award.

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Facts about Markus Zusak 7: The Book Thief

In 2005, The Book Thief was published. It was considered as the most successful book of Zusak.  Due to its popularity, it is found in 30 languages.

Facts about Markus Zusak 8: the Best-Seller List

The Book Thief is included in the bestseller list of book in many countries in the world such as in Australia, Taiwan, Ireland, Brazil and America. In South Korea, Israel, Spain and United Kingdom, it was included in the top five-bestseller list.

Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak

Facts about Markus Zusak 9: the movie adaptation

In 2013, the movie adaptation of The Book Thief was released in the market.

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Facts about Markus Zusak 10: the award in 2006

Zusak earned Young Australian Novelist of the Year Award from Sydney Morning Herald in 2006.

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