Eric is effortlessly charming and eternally curious - a house guest whose approach to the world will capture your heart. From the winner of the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal, this is a stand-alone picture book of one of the most loved stories from Shaun Tan's bestselling, internationally acclaimed collection of illustrated short stories, Tales from Outer Suburbia.
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.