Author Evening with Markus Zusak

Markus ZusakKeep the evening of Tuesday 4th September free for what should be a very interesting talk by local author Markus Zusak, as he discusses his multiple award winning novels The Messenger and The Book Thief.

Markus grew up in the Sutherland Shire. He occasionally works as a high school English Teacher, and plays in a football team that never wins. His work is widely acclaimed and is published in the USA , UK and throughout Europe. His children's books include the award-winning trilogy The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry.

The Messenger, published in 2002, is the story of the hapless Ed Kennedy, a man who is chosen to care. He makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission? His latest book, The Book Thief, is set in Nazi Germany during World War II. On the surface it is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich, but teh message is about the ability of books to feed the soul. Ultimately, Markus' writing explores the humanity, which should make for an interesting evening.

The talk will be held at Sutherland Library and starts at 7pm. There is no charge and bookings are not required - just show up! Take a look at our Events Calendar for all the details.

See you there!