In Conversation with Markus Zusak, in The Studio

Markus Zusak

TEDxSydney 2014 · 26 April 2014

Markus Zusak takes time to chat with Fenella Kernebone in The Studio after he comes of the main stage at TEDxSydney in 2014. Here he describes the art of writing, some points that never made it into his talk and his next book. Markus Zusak was born in Sydney and is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which has been translated into more than 40 languages. First released in 2005, The Book Thief has spent a total of 375 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and remains there eight years later. His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry, were all published internationally and garnered a number of awards. It is The Book Thief, however, that has established Markus Zusak as one of the most successful authors to come out of Australia. To date, The Book Thief has held the number one position at,, the New York Times bestseller list, as well as in countries across South America, Europe and Asia. It has now been adapted into a major motion picture. The Book Thief (the film adaptation) is directed by Emmy Award-winning Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) and was shot in Berlin by Twentieth Century Fox. The cast is headlined by Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine, The King’s Speech).

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