Bridge of Clay

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Bridge of Clay
AuthorMarkus Zusak
GenreYoung Adult Fiction
PublishedOctober 9, 2018
PublisherRandom House

Bridge of Clay is a 2018 novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. It revolves around five brothers coming to terms with the disappearance of their father.[1]

In an interview with The Guardian, Zusak made the following comments:[2]

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.

In March 2016, Zusak talked about his unfinished novel Bridge of Clay. He stated that the book was 90% finished but that, "... I’m a completely different person than the person who wrote The Book Thief. And this is also the scary thing—I’m a different person to the one who started Bridge of Clay eight, nine years ago ... I’ve got to get it done this year, or else I’ll probably finally have to set it aside."[3]

Bridge of Clay was released in the United States on October 9, 2018.[4]


  1. ^ New Novel Coming from 'Book Thief' Author Markus Zusak
  2. ^ Kinson, Sarah (2008-03-28). "Why I write: Markus Zusak | Books |". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
  3. ^ ""The Book Thief 10 Years Later: Markus Zusak Reflects on His Iconic Novel 14 March 2016". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet Markus Zusak on his US tour". Penguin-Random House. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.

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