Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne. He is best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the graphic novel The Arrival have been widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for Pixar and won an Academy Award for the short animated film The Lost Thing. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in recognition of his services to literature for young people. His most recently published book of artwork related to Grimms' fairy tales is The Singing Bones.