Shaun Tan and Kitty Crowther in Lillehammer

The literary festival in Lillehammer has a tradition of inviting the previous year’s winner of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which means that Kitty Crowther was a special guest at the festival this week. But this year was special in Lillehammer since the festival had invited Shaun Tan – even before he was announced as this year’s recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Shaun Tan had a busy schedule in Lillehammer with interviews, presentations and signings. He also introduced a screening of his Oscar-winning short animated film The Lost Thing.

In Lillehammer, Shaun Tan had a talk with Norwegian illustrator – and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee – Stian Hole.

Kitty Crowther held presentations, a work shop with young children and a reading of her book La visite de Petite Mort in the evening.

Shaun Tan read the novel No other Country from Tales from Outer Suburbia, published by Cappelen Damm in Norway.

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