A Conversation with Markus Zusak

Event Date

Tue, 09/12/2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Room Number

613 University Street


Charles Hughes


(901) 843-3888

  Rhodes College is thrilled to welcome acclaimed author Markus
    Zusak, author of the award-winning international bestseller The
    Book Thief.
Part of the 2017 Memphis Reads program, Zusak comes
    to Rhodes for an interactive conversation about his book and the
    larger questions it raises about language, love, bravery and the
    memory of the Nazi regime and those who resisted it. Centered on
    questions from the audience, this event will provide a unique
    opportunity to engage with an acclaimed writer about his work and
    its inspirations.

First released in 2006, The Book Thief has remained on the New
    York Times bestseller list since its publication. The book, which
    was made into a major motion picture, has been was awarded the
    2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in
    writing for young adults. An internationally-recognized speaker,
    Zusak inspires audiences with his own story of becoming a writer
    and an insider’s look at the crafting of his incredibly
    celebrated novel.

A reception and book signing will follow the event. Books will be
    available for sale.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are
    required. For more information on this event, please contact the
    Office of College Events at (901) 843-3888.

For more information on other Memphis Reads events featuring
    Markus Zusak, please visit http://www.memphisreads.org.