Shaun Tan Wins Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Australian author Shaun Tan has won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden.  This award is the largest children's literature award in the world.
Melbourne based Tan began his career as a teenager drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in magazines.

Shaun Tan is now best known for illustrating books that deal with social, political and historical subjects using surreal imagery. His books have been translated into many languages.

At the award ceremony Tan's citation read 'Shaun Tan has reinvented the picture book by creating visually spectacular pictorial narratives with a constant human presence'.

In February this year Tan won an Academy Award for a short animated film of The Lost Thing, an adaptation of the book of the same name.

Sutherland Libraries have copies of Shaun Tan's books for you to experience this talented authors unique style.