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 U.S. critics. Zusak is the award-winning author of four previous books: The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Getting the Girl, and I Am the Messenger, recipient of a 2006 Printz Honor. He lives in Sydney.
All that I Am by Anna Funder Genre: Historical fiction All That I Amby Anna Funder is a powerful story of resistance against the horror of N*zism. Based on the true story of Ruth Blatt, the novel explores the strength and vulnerability of humanity in a way both beautiful and tragic. The...Read more
A slightly more formally written review of ‘The Book Thief’, my favorite historical fiction novel ever. Most of you have probably read this already, but I invite you to read it again as I have, because I guarantee there will be things you missed the first time.Read more
A list and fangirl my top 20 favourite books of all time (currently at least)Read more
The Inky Award judges have 20 books to read in two months and the shadow judges had a month to read two books each... so I set them some extra work! I asked them to tell us a bit about themselves so we can get to know them a bit...Read more
Ever since I first read the Book Thief, it has remained one of my favourite books. This is the story of an apprentice grave digger, from whom Liesel steals "a black book with silver words."Read more