Shaun Tan is the winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, also known as the most lucrative children’s book award in the world. The award is given for outstanding contribution to children’s or young adult literature.
"Shaun Tan is a masterly visual storyteller, pointing the way ahead to new possibilities for picture books," the jury said in its citation.
"His pictorial worlds constitute a separate universe where nothing is self-evident and anything is possible. Memories of childhood and adolescence are fixed reference points, but the pictorial narrative is universal and touches everyone."
Tan recently won an Oscar for best animated short for his animated version of The Lost Thing.
I look forward to reviewing his new Lost and Found soon.