Illustrator and author Shaun Tan, a graduate of The University of Western Australia, has followed his Oscars success with the world's biggest children's literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
The award worth $764,600 was announced in Stockholm.
Tan, who has illustrated more than 20 books, won an Oscar in February for his 15-minute film The Lost Thing.
Shaun Tan's next visit to The University of Western Australia will be in June when he will address a public audience as part of UWA Extension. Bookings open on 16 April.
UWA extension (+61 8) 6488 2433
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716