Markus Zusak- Born in Sydney, Australia in 1975. His Father is Austrian and his Mother is German. He is the youngest of four children. Growing up he heard many stories about the Nasi's and that inspired him to write The Book Thief. He started writing when he was sixteen.
He won awards such as:
•2008 Ena Noel Award, 2007 Michael L. Printz Honor book award
•2006 Kathleen Mitchell award.
•The Book Thief
•When Dogs Cry
•Fighting Ruben Wolfe
What is the one thing about being a writer you love most?
The underdog because it is about a teenage boy who is feeling like he is alone in the world and he is feeling like life is going nowhere at the moment because he is teenager. Sometimes everyone including myself can relate to feeling alone and life is at a stand still for the time being. For example; I am waiting to graduate and until then time is standing still it feels like.