Shaun Tan

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Shaun Tan is a Melbourne-based writer and artist.

Shaun is best known for his illustrated books that deal with social and historical subjects through dream-like imagery. His works have been published around the world.

  • Cicada (2018)
  • Tales from Outer Suburbia (2008) received the Western Australian Premier's Book Award in the Young Adult category and the South Australian Premier's Award
  • The Arrival (2006) Book of the Year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards,  Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year and the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize, as well as the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Related Book
  • The Red Tree (2001) received the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year and New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Children's Literature, and was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
  • The Lost Thing (2000) shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards and awarded the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year
  • The Rabbits (1998) Children's Book Council of Australia, Picture Book of the Year and Aurealis Conveners' Award for Excellence.

Shaun has also worked as a concept artist for animated films, including Pixar's WALL-E. He directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing.

Shaun received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children's literature, in 2011. He has also been awarded the Hugo Award, the Ditmar Award and the Locus Award.

Shaun Tan spoke to The Garret about his writing and illustrating career.

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The transcript of Shaun Tan's interview will be released as soon as possible.