This week a red carpet screening of “The Book Thief” by author, Markus Zusak was held at the Randwick Ritz. The films star, Geoffrey Rush hosted the event, bringing with him an air of Hollywood glamour and laid back Aussie charm.
Geoffrey & Zusak ended up at the table next to me at Spanish restaurant, El Bulli. Yummo. I had a chance to chat with Mr Rush and saw his eyes ignite as he sung praise for Zusak’s work.
I was impressed that Zusak is a local guy, just like the rest of us, and has reached heights of international success. With an international bestselling novel, four award winning novels, and another on the way. Combined with Academy award winning actor, Geoffrey Rush, these two are not only a force to be reckoned with but an inspiration for all Australians.