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Markus Zusak

Auteur de La voleuse de livres

14+ oeuvres 54,970 utilisateurs 2,559 critiques 200 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

Markus Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. He is best known for his young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which are Michael L. Printz Honor books. The afficher plus Book Thief was adapted into a movie. His next book, Bridge of Clay was published October 2018. It won 2019 Indie Book Awards for Debut Fiction and Book of the Year. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
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Séries

Œuvres de Markus Zusak

La voleuse de livres (2005) 45,104 exemplaires
Le messager (2002) 6,624 exemplaires
Le pont d'argile (2018) 1,915 exemplaires
Getting the Girl (2001) 585 exemplaires
Combat de frères (2000) 372 exemplaires
Underdogs (2011) 197 exemplaires
The Underdog (1999) 152 exemplaires
The Failurist 8 exemplaires
To Catch A Thief 1 exemplaire
Markus Zusak 3 Book Set (2022) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

The Book Thief [2013 film] (2013) — Original story — 364 exemplaires
The Book That Made Me (2016) — Contributeur — 73 exemplaires

Étiqueté

Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Zusak, Markus Frank
Date de naissance
1975
Sexe
male
Nationalité
Australie
Lieu de naissance
Sydney, New South Wales, Australië
Lieux de résidence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australië
Études
Engadine High School
University of New South Wales (BA) (English and History)
University of New South Wales (DiplEd)
Professions
Ecrivain
Prix et distinctions
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2014)
NSW Premier's Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize) (2003)
Kathleen Mitchell Award 2006 (literature) (2006)
National Jewish Book Award (Children's and Young Adult Literature) (2006)
Ena Noel Award – the IBBY Australia Ena Noël Encouragement Award for Children's Literature (2008)
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature (2003) (tout afficher 13)
Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award (2003)
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year-Children (2005)
Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book (2006)
Printz Award Honor Book (2006)
Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis [translate: German Youth Literature Prize] (2007)
Honour Book, CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers (2002)
Honour Book, CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers (2001)
Courte biographie
According to his publisher, Australian author Markus Zusak grew up hearing stories about Nazi Germany, about the bombing of Munich and about Jews being marched through his mother’s small, German town. He always knew it was a story he wanted to tell.
By the age of 30, Zusak had already asserted himself as one of today’s most innovative and poetic novelists. With the publication of The Book Thief, he was dubbed a ‘literary phenomenon’ by Australian and U.S. critics.

Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian writer of German origin. He is best known for The Book Thief and The Messenger (US title: I Am the Messenger), two novels which became international bestsellers. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2014.

Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia. His mother Lisa is originally from Germany and his father Helmut is from Austria. They emigrated to Australia in the late 1950s. Markus is the youngest of four children and has two sisters and one brother. He attended Engadine High School and briefly returned there to teach English while writing. He studied English and history at the University of New South Wales, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education.

Zusak is the author of six books. His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, and When Dogs Cry, released between 1999 and 2001, were all published internationally. The Messenger, published in 2002, won the 2003 CBC Book of the Year Award (Older Readers) and the 2003 NSW Premier's Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize) in Australia and was a runner-up for the Printz Award in America.

The Book Thief was published in 2005 and has since been translated into more than 40 languages. The Book Thief was adapted as a film of the same name in 2013. In 2014, Zusak delivered a Ted Talk, called 'The Failurist' at the Sydney Opera House. It focused on his drafting process and journey to success through writing The Book Thief.

The Messenger (I Am the Messenger in the United States) was published in 2002 and was one of Zusak's first novels. This novel has won awards such as the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards: Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature.

In March 2016 Zusak talked about his then unfinished novel Bridge of Clay. He stated that the book was 90% finished but that, "... I’m a completely different person than the person who wrote The Book Thief. And this is also the scary thing—I’m a different person to the one who started Bridge of Clay eight, nine years ago ... I’ve got to get it done this year, or else I’ll probably finally have to set it aside."

Membres

Discussions

Shared Read: The Book Thief à The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Mars 2012)
"The Book Thief" Spoiler-Free Discussion à Hogwarts Express (Avril 2010)
The Book Thief (with spoileers) à Hogwarts Express (Mai 2009)

Critiques

passionnant : il est tellement important de témoigner de ce qu'à pu vivre l'allemand moyen à cette époque
très bien écrit , récit poignant
 
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Titusson | 2,127 autres critiques | Mar 17, 2019 |
C’est en raison de sa curiosité que la vie de Liesel prend un tournant inattendu, alors qu’elle vole un premier livre. À l’aube de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale dans l’Allemagne Nazi, Liesel développe un amour pour les mots qui est accentué par les relations qu’elle développera avec son père adoptif et la femme du maire. Toutefois, la lecture n’est pas un passe-temps anodin à son époque et Liesel se verra confronté avec la mort à plusieurs reprises. L’histoire racontée par l’Australien Markus Zusak est celle du destin tragique d’une petite fille attachante qui aimait les livres.… (plus d'informations)
 
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carl6344a18 | 2,127 autres critiques | Dec 7, 2018 |
J'ai tout simplement dévoré ce livre, la narratrice m'a d'abord intriguée, puis, je me suis attachée aux personnages, décrits simplement mais poétiquement, même si , je crois, se glissent quelques erreurs de traduction. La seconde guerre vue du côté civil allemand, c'est très intéressant, même si, bien entendu, il s'agit d'un roman. Mais on vit avec eux, la même lourdeur, et la même légèreté à la fois. Ce livre donne envie d'aimer la vie.. Bref, un vrai coup de coeur!
 
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LNL | 2,127 autres critiques | Sep 22, 2016 |
La voleuse de livres est une histoire racontée par un narrateur peu ordinaire : la Mort. Cette narratrice nous présente ici l'histoire d'une fillette placée dans une famille d'accueil d'une petite ville près de Munich, dans l'Allemagne de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Nous découvrons le destin tragique de Liesel Meminger par les yeux de la Mort, dotée d'un humour noir et cynique, ultime témoin objectif de la folie des hommes.

Adaptation cinématographique en 2013.
 
Signalé
Relais | 2,127 autres critiques | Aug 13, 2014 |

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Statistiques

Œuvres
14
Aussi par
2
Membres
54,970
Popularité
#271
Évaluation
½ 4.3
Critiques
2,559
ISBN
488
Langues
30
Favoris
200

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