Icelandic Authors

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Ævar Þór Benediktsson

Arabic Arabíska Barna– og ungmennabækur Children – YA Russian Rússneska Serbian Serbneska

Ævar Þór Benediktsson has become popular for his entertaining children's books and programmes, on television and radio. He has won awards for scripts and stage plays as well as a recognition for his work in science and education. His book Your Very Own Fable won the Icelandic Bookseller Prize and the Children's Book Prize as the best children's book of the year. In 2017 he was selected for the Hay Festival's Aarhus 39 List – A Collection of the 39 Best Emerging Writers for Young People from Across Europe.

Further information 

Works in translation

  • Piparkökuhúsið (The Gingerbread House) 2019

Serbia (Propolis) transl. Casper Sare


  • Þitt eigið ævintýri (Your Very Own Fairytale) 2017

Russia (Meshcheryakov)


  • Þín eigin hrollvekja (Your Very Own Spooky Story) 2016

Russia (Meshcheryakov)


  • Risaeðlur í Reykjavík (Attack of the Dinosaurs) 2015

UAE (AlFulk)


  • Þín eigin goðsaga (Your Very Own Nordic Mythology) 2015

Russia (Meshcheryakov)


  •  Þín eigin þjóðsaga (Your Very Own Fable) 2014

Russia (Meshcheryakov)