Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742613529
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/11/2013
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Pages: 396
  • Price: $19.99

From the author of the international bestseller The Book Thief and new novel Bridge of Clay.

"comedic, romantic, thrilling, confronting, playful, deceptive" Australian Book Review

Meet Ed Kennedy - cab driving prodigy, pathetic card player and useless at sex (self-proclaimed). He lives in a suburban shack, shares coffee with his dog, the Doorman, and he's in nervous love with Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence - until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

That's when the first Ace turns up.

That's when Ed becomes the messenger.

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town, helping and hurting (where necessary) until only one question remains. Who's behind Ed's mission?

Protect the diamonds, survive the clubs, dig deep through spades, feel the hearts... The Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists and love.


"Zusak has a unique, remarkable talent for being able to make me laugh and cry all within the space of a few pages..." The Guardian

Author Information

Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including I am the Messenger and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which is translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.


8 November 2018

Join Markus Zusak in conversation with Magda Szubanski as he talks about his highly anticipated new novel, BRIDGE OF CLAY.

6:30 PM

188 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Website

12 November 2018

Join Markus Zusak as he talks about his highly anticipated new novel, BRIDGE OF CLAY.

6:00 PM

National Library Theatre
Lower Ground 1 National Library of Australia Parkes Place Canberra ACT 2600 Website