Markus Zusak was born on june 23, 1975. His father is Austrian and his mother is german. Markus is a janitor and a high school english teacher he is 35. Books he wroteThe Book Thief,The Messenger, When Dogs Cry, Getting The girl and Fighting Ruben Wolfe. He has won many awards likeMichael L. Printz Award Honor book, Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year-Children, Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards and Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature. He got the idea from his mom telling him stories about when the nazi took over germany and the bombing of Munich. My question is what is your next book called? The Messenger it looks like a good book.