Shaun Tan has won the Astrid Lindgren Award!

Breaking news--Shaun Tan has won this year's Astrid Lindgren Award!

From the Award's website: "The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is presented every year. The award total is SEK 5 million, making it the biggest international children's and young adult literature award in the world. The award total indicates that reading by children and young adults is extremely important. The total is also intended to inspire those involved in this field."


  1. Wow, that's a good prize, I'd say! He is having a good year so far. :)

  2. Fantastic. Simply fantastic. And I had never heard of this prize before. It sure makes me want to aspire in the field, that's for sure.

  3. Awesome... I loved the arrival and his book of short stories. It's great how he has this way of telling a surreal folktale...


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