At a young age, Zusak has already asserted himself as one of today’s most innovative and poetic novelists.

With the publication of The Book Thief, he is now being dubbed a “literary phenomenon” by Australian and US critics. Zusak is the award-winning author of The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Getting the Girl,I Am the Messenger, recipient of a 2006 Printz Honor, and The Book Thief. He lives in Sydney.