Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan Sun 21 Feb His Majesty's Theatre Sun 21 Feb His Majesty's Theatre $19
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Sun 21 Feb at His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

Few other illustrators and storytellers are able to capture the essence of the bond between humans and their animals with as much care and thought as Shaun Tan.

One of our brightest exports, he will join us via live stream for a conversation about Dog, his redesigned release of excerpts from 2018’s dark and sharply observant collection Tales from the Inner City. As we try to move through a global pandemic, our four-legged friends have never been more important.

Shaun Tan
Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and film maker in Melbourne. He is best known for illustrated books that deal with social and historical subjects through dream-like imagery, widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a film concept artist, and won an Academy Award for the short animated film The Lost Thing. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people.

Time & Location

Sun 21 Feb


His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



  • Pay What You Can

    • Adult: $19

Pay What You Can | Our suggested price is $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like – from $0. Any amount you pay above $19 will be used to ensure that other people are able to attend Festival events where cost is normally a barrier.

Shaun Tan is appearing via live stream.

His Majesty’s Theatre will be offering a menu of delicious treats at Crew and King (Menu here) and Dress Circle Bar (Menu here) for you to enjoy during Literature Weekend in the City. Grab a quick bite between sessions or sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake with your favourite book.


We are implementing WA Government's SafeWA contact tracing system. From December 5, it's a condition of entry to register your attendance at our venues. To make it easier, download the SafeWA app now via the WA Government website.

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Thank you


  • Mike Barker


  • Supported by Boffins Books

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