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Shaun Tan

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Shaun Tan held in our catalogue.

Articles by and about Shaun Tan

Distant Rain and Shaun Tan's 'Tales from Outer Suburbia' by Tim Hansen

In 2008, I bought a copy of Australian children's author and illustrator Shaun Tan's latest series of short stories, Tales from Outer Suburbia. I, like many people, had been a fan of Shaun Tan's work for years. The author from Perth has a real gift for bittersweet storytelling, accompanied by bizarre yet comforting illustrations, and his work has rightfully been lauded as powerful, unique, and universal.

Tales from Outer Suburbia was just as awesome as his previous works, but one work in particular struck a real chord with me...

Capturing Colour - The Red Tree by Angharad Davis

Angharad Davis talks to composer MichaelYezerski about the challenges he faced when working on the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s new collaborative project The Red Tree. The work, based on a picture book by the award-winning Australian illustrator Shaun Tan, was composed in cooperation with the children in the Gondwana Voices choir, as well as the ACO artistic director Richard Tognetti.