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The Arrival

by Shaun Tan

Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man’s encounter with life in a strange new world. It’s a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known.

Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and ‘Best Album’ at the Angoulême Festival in France.

“With this haunting, wordless sequence about a lonely emigrant in a bewildering city, Tan … finds in the graphic novel format an ideal outlet for his sublime imagination…. few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner.” – Publishers Weekly (USA)

“His unique ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through images more than proves the truth of the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.” – The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)


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14 October, 2014

About Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan's award-winning books include the highly acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival, The Lost Thing, The Red Tree, The Rabbits and Tales from Outer Suburbia. In 2011, Shaun won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, shared an Academy Award for his work on the animated short film version of his book The Lost Thing, and was presented with the Dromkeen Medal for services to children s literature in Australia. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E and as an animator on the Academy Award-winning short film adapted from his book The Lost Thing. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have won many prizes both in Australia and internationally.

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