Shaun Tan


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in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
January 01, 1974

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Shaun Tan (born 1974) is the illustrator and author of award-winning children's books. After freelancing for some years from a studio at Mt. Lawley, Tan relocated to Melbourne, Victoria in 2007. Tan was the Illustrator in Residence at the University of Melbourne's Department of Language Literacy and Arts Education for two weeks through an annual Fellowship offered by the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust. 2009 World Fantasy Award for Best Artist.
2011 he won his first Oscar in the Category Best Short Animated Film for his work The Lost Thing

Average rating: 4.27 · 84,088 ratings · 9,139 reviews · 71 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Arrival

4.32 avg rating — 40,034 ratings — published 2006 — 33 editions
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Lost & Found

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4.17 avg rating — 7,221 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Tales from Outer Suburbia

4.32 avg rating — 7,234 ratings — published 2008 — 30 editions
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The Red Tree

4.54 avg rating — 4,225 ratings — published 2000 — 23 editions
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The Lost Thing

4.33 avg rating — 4,196 ratings — published 2000 — 31 editions
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Rules of Summer

4.09 avg rating — 2,706 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
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Eric

4.48 avg rating — 1,459 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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The Bird King and Other Ske...

4.29 avg rating — 1,310 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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The Singing Bones

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4.17 avg rating — 1,465 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Sketches from a Nameless La...

4.62 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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“You discover how confounding the world is when you try to draw it. You look at a car, and you try to see its car-ness, and you’re like an immigrant to your own world. You don’t have to travel to encounter weirdness. You wake up to it.”
Shaun Tan

“Today is the tomorrow you were promised yesterday.”
Shaun Tan, The Lost Thing

“So you want to hear a story? Well, I used to know a whole lot of pretty interesting ones. Some of them so funny you'd laugh yourself unconscious, others so terrible you'd never want to repeat them. But I can't remember any of those. So I'll just tell you about the time I found that lost thing....”
Shaun Tan, The Lost Thing

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