Author(s): Shaun Tan
The response to The Arrival has been overwhelming and it has been "translated" into many different languages. Such interest has led to a new book - Sketches from a Nameless Land.
Discover what inspired Shaun Tan to create the wordless tale which captures the universally understood concept of displacement, entirely through artwork. This new book is filled with the glorious words missing from the first book.
Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author in Melbourne. Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Books such as The Rabbits , The Red Tree , The Lost Thing , and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival , have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E . His short film, The Lost Thing (based on his book), will be released on DVD in November 2010 with Madman Entertainment. Previous Books: The Arrival, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing