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 recent titles include Cicada, Rules of Summer and The Singing Bones. Tales from the Inner City will be published in September 2018.
Children's Book Festival 2015
Oliver Phommavanh, Tristan Bancks, Andy Griffiths, Hazel Edwards, Gabrielle Wang, Shaun Tan, Terry Denton, Bernard Caleo, Josh Earl, Marc Martin, Nicki Greenberg, Ron Murray, Uptown Brown, Ursula Dubosarsky, Allison Colpoys, Alex Papps, Andrew Joyner, Davina Bell, Ben Target, Becky Hoops, Mitch Vane, Peter Combe, The Hoodangers