Là où vont nos pères, the French edition of Shaun Tan’s The Arrival, won the Fauve d’Or prize for “Best Comic Book” at the 2008 Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême, France, the largest annual comics festival in Europe. The West Australian spoke with Tan after the award was announced: “I am always unsure about how a book will be received and this one was quite experimental, so it is very gratifying simply to receive positive reader feedback… An award is really great because it comes from people who really appreciate the form so they are judging it quite critically. You realise that the book actually does work.”
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