Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Nominations 2011

Keep your fingers crossed for Shaun Tan, nominated for the animated adaptation of his picture book, The Lost Thing.

There's an amazing website if you'd like to catch up on the film.

We had Shaun Tan visit Monash a couple of years ago to speak to students. He gave a fantastic presentation and was incredibly gracious, staying back to sign books. The line very rapidly grew! So I'd like to congratulate him on this latest achievement.

We're studying The Rabbits, illustrated by Tan, this semester in Children's Literature. I'm hoping to introduce more of his work into the curriculum. The rest of the world has been sitting up and noticing his talent and this is good news for Australian literature.

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