Ævar Þór Benediktsson
Children's Book Author
Ævar Þór Benediktsson is an actor and author, best know in Iceland for his work as Ævar the scientist (in TV, radio and bookform) and for his bestselling “Your Very Own”-series of books, where the reader takes an active role in shaping the storyline.
Ævar has published 20 books and won several awards for his work, including the Icelandic Children’s Book Award, The Bookseller’s Awards, four Edda-awards for his TV-show and a special award, by the Ministry of culture and education, in recognition of his contribution to work on the Icelandic language. He was nominated twice for the Icelandic Literary Prize for Children and YA Books and was finalist and first International Selection of the DeBary Outstanding Children’s Book Awards 2016. Find him at: www.aevarthor.com and www.aevarwritesbooks.com