Let us assail your ears, with an afternoon conversation between two of Australia’s leading graphic novelists and illustrators. In her 2007 adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Nicki Greenberg burst onto the scene as an imaginative force to watch.
Now, with F Scott Fitzgerald under her belt, she tackles Shakespeare. Nicki discusses her new ‘graphic staging’ of Hamlet with Shaun Tan.
Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne, 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 Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people. His most recent books are Rules of Summer and The Singing Bones (September 2015).
Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. They sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand.