Marcus Zusak

The Book Thief author reflects on its legacy 10 years later

It’s been 10 years since Markus Zusak’s 2006 novel, The Book Thief, blazed onto shelves across the world and rocketed up best-seller lists, earning a well-deserved spot in the canon of World War II literature. Now, after it’s been adapted for the big screen and even the stage, the story of our book-pilfering heroine Liesel Meminger and Max, the young Jewish man her foster family is hiding in their basement, is so familiar, we can’t imagine our libraries without it. 

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