Monday, 11 April 2011

The Award-Winning Shaun Tan!

It is always heart-warming when someone you have been following for years is given acclaim by the world at large. So it is with Shaun Tan. Awarded the prestigious (and valuable!) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for 2011, this follows on from his Oscar Award given for the animation of his fabulous picture book The Lost Thing. Shaun has also recently won the Dromkeen Medal 2010, which is awarded to an Australian citizen who has made a significant contribution to children's literature. A thoughtful artist who interprets the world around us with great technical proficiency and an eye for the parallels of narration and illustration, Shaun does not create his books solely with children in mind, but for anyone who is open to the beautiful oddities of the worlds around us, and within. Take the time and have a look! Memorial (written by Gary Crew), The Rabbits (written by John Marsden), The Red Tree , The Lost Thing, The Arrival ,(also in a special box set along with Sketches from a Nameless Name ) Tales from Outer Suburbia. See also The Bird King and Other Sketches. Lindy

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