30 March 2011

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

The 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recipient is:

From the jury:
Behind a wealth of minutely detailed pictures, where civilization is criticized and history depicted through symbolism, there is a palpable warmth. People are always present, and Shaun Tan portrays both our searching and our alienation. He combines brilliant, magical narrative skill with deep humanism.

Hooray for Shaun. So much hooray!


kate.o.d said...

woo hoo!

Wendy Cowling said...

So pleased for Shaun! Great that Pippi Longstocking left such a superb legacy! wendyc