"The Book Thief" Panel Discussion
Foster Auditorium in the Paterno Library on Penn State's Campus. Part of Centre County Reads' 2012 community read of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, panelists from the academic and publishing worlds will puzzle over the sometimes porous boundaries between "adult" and "young adult" literature categories, commenting on Markus Zusak's "The Book Thief" as a test case. Featuring Markus Zusak's editor, Erin Clarke who will provide insight into the work. Set during the Holocaust, Zusak's popular novel has been marketed around the world as "adult fiction" but as "young adult literature" in the United States. Following opening statements, the panelists will invite questions from the audience. This event is open to the public.