Illustration by Shaun Tan to Astrid Lindgren’s Näs

On Thursday the Cultural Centre of Astrid Lindgren’s Näs received an illustration of this year’s recipient Shaun Tan. Rebecka Svensén, Director of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, presented Shaun Tan’s gift, an illustration called The Waterbuffalo which is included in the short story with the same name in the anthology Tales from Outer Suburbia (Allen & Unwin, 2008).

– We are very happy and grateful for this gift, says Kjell Åke Hansson, Managing Director of Astrid Lindgren’s Näs. Shaun Tan is an amazing artist and his visit to Näs last May was very much appreciated.

It was during the award week last May that Shaun Tan visited Vimmerby, the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren. He visited Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home and made a popular public appearance at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs.

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