Bridge of Clay

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Bridge of Clay
Author Markus Zusak
Language English
Genre Fiction, teen novel
Publisher Doubleday

Bridge of Clay is a teen novel by Australian author Markus Zusak, to be published by Doubleday.[1]

The book primarily focuses on family and bridges, both physical and emotional. The main character, Clay, attempts to build a bridge over a river before it floods.[2][3] Zusak has been planning the book for over ten years.[4]

In an interview with The Guardian, Zusak made the following comments:[5]

I'm writing a book called Bridge of Clay—about a boy building a bridge and wanting it to be perfect. He wants to achieve greatness with this bridge, and the question is whether it will survive when the river floods. That's all I can say about it for now—not out of secrecy, but you just don't know what direction a book is going to take, no matter how well you've planned.

The book's release date was originally set for 1 September 2011 but has been postponed to an undisclosed date.


  1. ^ "Bridge of Clay". Goodreads. 
  2. ^ "Markus Zusak Interview". Mother Daughter Book Clug. 6 April 2009. Archived from the original on 30 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Pump up the volumes - Books - Entertainment". 21 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Australian writer Markus Zusak is already a literary sensation". 6 April 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  5. ^ Kinson, Sarah (2008-03-28). "Why I write: Markus Zusak | Books |". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 

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