Elaine Forrestal

Shaun Tan returns

Having conquered both Hollywood and the world of Children’s Literature, Shaun Tan returned, today, to the place where he was mentored by Gary Crew and illustrated his first picture book.

A huge crowd of people flocked to the Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre to welcome Shaun back to his home State for the first time since he won and Oscar for his short film of The Lost Thing and, shortly afterwards, won the Astrid Lingren Award – the richest prize in the world awarded to a children’s author/illustrator for a body of work.

It was great to see Shaun and to be able to congratulate him, in person, on his tremendous successes.

Shaun Tan signing books at the Fremantle Children's Literature Centre