The much beloved YA novel, The Book Thief celebrates ten years in print this month. It's a book often found on readers' top 10 lists (mine included) so we wondered what books are on author Markus Zusak's favorites list?
A story narrated by Death may sound ominous and maybe even a bit outlandish. However, Markus Zusak captures Death's voice in a poetic, elegant and human way. Zusak's The Book Thief is one of the most celebrated works in modern literature,...Show More Summary
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This book will break you in a million tiny ways and leave you a shattered, sobbing mess by the end.
Gentle, generous, kind and patient, The Book Thief's Hans Huberman might just be the ultimate top pop. Read an extract on Liesel's papa from Markus Zuzak's best selling novel.
Author Megan Abbott is developing an MTV series based on her book The Fever, working with Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches Productions, and producer Karen Rosenfelt (who worked on The Book Thief, The Devil Wears Prada and Twilight). Show More Summary
What’s the most popular book in Australia? According to the results of Dymocks Bookstore’s booklover’s 101 survey, that honor belongs to Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. More than 15,000 bibliophiles participated in this survey. Here’s...Show More Summary
"One small fact: You are going to die," Death says in the opening of The Book Thief. "Despite every effort, no one lives forever." If you've come to terms with that (or have at least thought of death at one time or another), perhaps you've prepared f...
Jae C. Hong/AP Bibliophiles know that every book doesn't have a happy ending, and for a while it seemed as if Barnes & Noble (BKS) shareholders would face the same "feel-bad" fate as readers of "Romeo & Juliet," "The Book Thief," "Of...Show More Summary
Who doesn’t love a good heist story? Markus Zusak may have popularized the idea in his YA novel, 'The Book Thief,' but literary theft isn’t exclusive to the realm of fiction. Column by Leah Dearborn photo by Simon Lesley Although Markus...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Julia Stiles has joined the cast of The Great Gilly Hopkins, an adaptation of Bridge To Terabithia author Katherine Paterson’s YA novel of the same name. The Book Thief‘s Sophia Nelisse is playing young protagonist Gilly, who dreams of being reunited one day with her mysterious and exotic mother. Show More Summary
AMC Studios is looking for a new director to helm AMC drama pilot Knifeman after The Book Thief director Brian Percival, tapped for the job in March, had to pull out for personal reasons. Based on Wendy Moore’s John Hunter biographyShow More Summary
Innovative newspaper ads are a rare beast. We've seen a few fun ones lately—the Game of Thrones ad with the dragon shadow; the ad for the movie The Book Thief with two almost completely blank pages. Here's an interesting one from Colombia. Show More Summary
AMC Studios has tapped The Book Thief director Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) to helm the pilot for Knifeman, the drama about a charming, arrogant surgeon who robs graves and harvests organs in 18th century London. Rolin Jones (United...Show More Summary
The Coming of Age book has become fodder for dystopian science fiction and fantasy while some of the toughest Worldbuilding is done right here, on the planet Earth. Things don’t get more dystopian than growing up in Nazi Germany during World War II. Show More Summary
Inside Llewyn Davis Blu-ray The Coen Brothers picked an attractive setting for their latest theatrical endeavor. Greenwich Village in the sixties is a place bustling with life, art and plenty of movement--even during the cold, grey days of winter—making for a great place and time to introduce a character. Show More Summary
The legendary composer discusses setting up the score for the Oscar nominated drama, on Blu-ray and DVD March 11. [...]
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After making a splash with a fantastic performance in The Book Thief, young Sophie Nelisse has lined up a new adaptation, this time of a book geared towards kids. Variety has word that Nelisse will lead The Great Gilly Hopkins, an adaptation of the Newbery Award-winning book of the same name by Katherine Paterson. Show More Summary
The Great Gilly Hopkins is a project that was originally announced at last year’s EFM with Kathy Bates and Danny Glover aboard. The title role has now been cast with The Book Thief‘s Sophie Nélisse playing a wisecracking girl who moves from foster home to foster home until she lands at the house of the weird Maime Trotter (Bates). Show More Summary