He received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and won an Academy Award for the adaptation of his picture book The Lost... Shaun Tan is one of Australia's most widely acclaimed artists and authors, celebrated internationally for his drawings, oil paintings, picture books and his Academy Award-winning animated short, The Lost Thing. What is it about Tan's work that accounts for his wide appeal? Shaun Tan (born 1974) is an Australian artist, writer and film maker.
Tan was born and raised in Fremantle, Western Australia, where as a boy, spent his time writing and illustrating poems and stories. Shaun Tan, Director: The Lost Thing. Shaun Tan was born in 1974 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.