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November 09, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak 偷書賊

Co-presented with the Faculty of Arts at The University of Hong Kong


Set in Nazi Germany during the fraught and tension-filled years of the Second World War, Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief is a coming-of-age story about the fragility and resilience of hope. The protagonist, Liesel, learns the power of words in order to reconcile the innocence of childhood with the destructive tragedy of Hitler’s regime. In the more than ten years since its release, The Book Thief has been adapted as a film, play, radio show and more. In collaboration with our venue partner The University of Hong Kong, join Zusak as he discusses the themes and messages of his much-beloved novel with moderator and English Literature and Law professor by Dr. Anya Adair.

Marcus Zusak的《偷書賊》以二戰時人心惶惶的納粹德國為背景,用成熟的筆法描繪了特殊年代時而搖搖欲墜時而堅定不移的希望。主角Liesel從文字中獲得力量,在希特拉的殘暴統治下仍然保存著純真童年與光輝人性。《偷書賊》在出版的十年間被改編成了電影、戲劇和廣播劇等等。Zusak將會和香港大學英國文學與法學教授Dr. Anya Adair一起討論他這本最負盛名的小說中深刻的主題和信息。


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Markus Zusak is the international bestselling author of six novels, including The Book Thief and most recently, Bridge of Clay.