This is so very awesome!

Australian writer, artist and now filmmaker, Shaun Tan, has just been announced as recipient of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Brilliant! I think I have to go away and read The Red Tree again. And The Lost Thing. And, oh yes, The Arrival. Warmest congratulations, Shaun -- you really do deserve it! The ALMA … Continue reading This is so very awesome!

And the Oscar goes to . . .

Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan! It's not often that a piece of entertainment news genuinely warms the cockles of my heart, but I was overjoyed to hear that Shaun Tan has won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short for his film, The Lost Thing, based on his book of the same name.  I've … Continue reading And the Oscar goes to . . .