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Shaun Tan in the Guardian Children’s podcast

July 12, 2011

Shaun Tan holding a workshop for thirteen year olds at the House of Culture in Stockholm.

During the award week in Stockholm, journalist Michelle Pauli from British national newspaper The Guardian met Shaun Tan to find out what young Swedish fans think about his work. She also participated in Shaun Tan’s workshop with children at the House of Culture. Now her interview is available at the Guardian Children’s books podcast. Don´t miss it! Link to podcast here.

The interview was part of a two day program for international journalists arranged by the Swedish Institute and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The main focus was children and children’s rights. The program included meetings with BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society), Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Institute for Children’s Books and Kamratposten, an over 100 years old Swedish magazine for teenagers.

Pullman reads Chekhov

December 13, 2010

The Guardian presents a new podcast series appropriately called Twelve Tales for Christmas. Each day, until Christmas, a writer reads and discusses his/her favorite short story. Featured writers include Julian Barnes (reads Hemingway), Helen Dunmore (reads O’Connor) and Jeanette Winterson (reads Calvino). Opening the series is the 2005 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Philip Pullman, who reads Anton Chekhov’s story The Beauties.

About the story, Philip Pullman says: Chekhov’s genius lies in the way he manages to convey with such apparent effortlessness a profound sense of the mystery of beauty, and of the sadness of those who observe and think. The narrator of this apparently inconsequential tale fixes on exactly the right details, from a myriad of possible ones, to strike at the heart. It’s a masterpiece of minimalism.

Find the podcast series here and enjoy a new story every day until christmas!