What I’m Reading: Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief and Bridge of Clay, shares what he's reading and re-reading.


Readers loved Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief when it was published in 2005. The story of a young foster girl living in Nazi Germany who steals books so she can get the joy of reading became a bestseller and was nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Recently, Markus published his long-awaited second novel, Bridge of Clay—his first since The Book Thief. He stopped by to tell us about the books he loves to read over and over, and the book that makes him feel better about taking a little time of his own to craft the perfect work of fiction.

MARKUS ZUSAK is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger, Fighting Ruben Wolf, and Getting the Girl. His newest, much-anticipated novel, Bridge of Clay, was released in October 2018. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children. Learn more about Markus at markuszusak.com.