Markus Zusak … The Book Thief

I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful this book is.

Routine Matters

Markus Zusak … The Book Thief

Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian writer. He is best known for The Book Thief and The Messenger, two novels for young adults which have been international best-sellers.

The Book Thief was published in 2005 and has since been translated into more than 30 languages. It was adapted as a film of the same name in 2013.

He spoke about his writing routine in an interview for the Guardian in 2008.

I find writing extremely difficult. I usually have to drag myself to my desk, mainly because I doubt myself. And it’s getting harder because I want to improve with every book. Sometimes I guess it’s best just to forget there’s an audience and just write like no one will ever read it at all.

I procrastinate in spades. In my defence, I also try to have all other distractions solved before I can concentrate on writing…

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4 thoughts on “Markus Zusak … The Book Thief”

  1. J > Denise read the book a couple of years ago, but the thought of the historical context put me off. But when I saw the film on TV a couple of evenings ago, I realized I’d got it wrong. This is a wonderful story, and – certainly in the film – beautifully told!

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