Lectures & Speaking Topics

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief
In this lecture, Markus gives an insight into the background, techniques, and processes that went into writing the bestselling novel. He covers questions ranging from the broad scope of the story to his choice of narrator to give readers the story behind the story.
Markus Zusak: The Simple Things
Markus Zusak is no genius. In this lecture, he talks about trying to focus on the simplest things that make his stories work, from the comedic to the tragic, and the dramas in between. He talks about how each of his novels has come down to a few simple things, from his early works to The Book Thief.
Markus Zusak: I Am the Messenger
Attributed as the stepping-stone to The Book Thief, Markus talks about this book in its own right, from a ludicrous suburban bank robbery to Ed Kennedy, the book’s narrator, changing the lives of others, and in the process, his own.

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