Shaun Tan's The Arrival is a wordless graphic novel about a man who immigrates to a foreign land to establish a better life for his family. The book's photo-realistic illustrations depict an invented world that blends the familiar with the...
Shaun Tan is an Australian artist, writer, and Academy Award–winning filmmaker.
Born in Fremantle, Western Australia, Tan grew up in Perth and is now based in Melbourne. He is best known for authoring books illustrated with his signature dream-like imagery, which blends the familiar and fantastical.
Tan has received dozens of awards, and his work has been adapted into plays, musical performances, operas, and the Oscar-winning short animated film The Lost Thing. In 2011, he won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, considered the biggest prize in children's literature.