Wow - one small step for the profile of Australian illustrators - one giant step for Shaun Tan Shaun just won the 2011 Oscar for best animated short film - The Lost Thing. This humble picture book comes to life in a cinematic masterpiece which took Shaun 10 years to develop. (Available to purchase from Madman.)
Shaun's unique and beautifully tactile work also recently won him the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Award, also know as the 'Nobel Prize of children's literature'.
What an incredible year for an truly inspirational Australian illustrator.

© Jane Connory, 2011

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