A night to remember

Last night Shaun Tan received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s literature award. Our host was the inimitable Mark Levengood who shared personal reflections on Astrid Lindgren and Shaun Tan. Acclaimed musicians in the Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra stood for the music, supported by singers Eva Dahlgren and Magnus Carlson.

An audience favorite was the dance group Soul Sweat who interpreted an illustration from Shaun Tan’s book The Arrival.

The award was presented by H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria and Shaun Tan held an inspiring acceptance speach. The finale of the evening was the screening of Shaun Tan’s animated short film: The Lost Thing.

Below are some images which give a little impression of this festive night!

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