Shaun Tan's amazing book The Arrival continues to pick up award after award. Not content with a 2006 Aurealis Award, The Arrival has also picked up shortlistings and awards in the following:
Shortlisted, APA Design Awards Year: 2007 Prize: Best Designed Childrens Picture Book
Winner, Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Year: 2007 Prize: WA Premier's Award and Children's Prize
Winner, Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Year: 2007 Prize: Book of the Year for Older Children
Shortlisted, Children's Book of the Year Awards Year: 2007 Prize: Picture Book of the Year
Winner, NSW Premier's literary award Year: 2007 Prize: Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature and Book of the Year.
And now The Arrival has picked up Australian Book of the year for Older Children from the Australian Book Industry Awards.
All of us associated with Aurealis magazine would like to congratulate Shaun for his wonderful achievements.