Visit to the International Youth Library

On May 25th Shaun Tan gave a lecture at the International Youth Library in Munich, the largest library in the world of children’s and young adult literature. The theme for the lecture is Narrative images.

Every year, the recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award visits the International Youth Library in Munich during the award week. The International Youth Library has as a result of the collaboration with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award instituted an annual Astrid Lindgren lecture. These lectures are given by leading personalities in the field of culture and are about literature for children and young adults. This year, the critic and award-winning translator Joachim Kalka opens the 2011 lecture series.

This year, their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are guests of honour at the International Youth Library.

Link to the International Youth Library.

The image is an illustration from The Rabbits. ©Shaun Tan 1998.