Quote of the Week | Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak in 2013Author of the popular The Book Thief (2005), Markus Zusak, is coming out with a new novel this month. Bridge of Clay (2018) is being published by Doubleday.

“I’ve just always loved books, and I love the idea that we’re all just really made of stories. I do also like the idea that anyone can love books. Books don’t care how educated you are or what you do for a living.”

Zusak has written five novels, which include: The Underdog (1999), Fighting Ruben Wolfe (2000), When Dogs Cry (2001), The Messenger (2002) and the most popular being  the international bestseller: The Book Thief.

“I find writing extremely difficult. I usually have to drag myself to my desk, mainly because I doubt myself. And it’s getting harder because I want to improve with every book.”

Zusak started writing Bridge of Clay almost five years ago and fans are eagerly awaiting for the publication date.

You can read an excerpt of his new novel here.