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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Shaun Tan: untold stories

In this illustrated talk, Oscar winner Shaun Tan takes you through the pages of his sketchbooks and explains how simple images might develop into complex stories like The Arrival and The Lost Thing.

Shaun Tan is an Australian author and illustrator of children's books. He has won many awards for his work, including an Academy Award for the animated short film The Lost Thing and the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature.

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