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Benji Davies loved drawing from a young age; seeing his work in print is a childhood ambition fulfilled.

After studying animation at university, Benji went on to direct animated commercials, music promos and short films, before embarking fully upon his picture book career.

Having successfully debuted to critical and bestselling acclaim as an author/illustrator with Simon & Schuster (The Storm Whale, Grandad’s Island and The Storm Whale in Winter), Benji is further exploring his work as an animation filmmaker, transforming his stories from screen to page. The Grotlyn is his first rhyming book and marks the beginning of a new publishing relationship with HarperCollins. This staple of picture book commissions continues, alongside film and broadcasting opportunities, born of his award-winning work.

His books have been co-editioned in over thirty-five languages and countries, gaining recognition across Europe and around the world.

Benji is also the illustrator of Nosy Crow’s internationally successful Bizzy Bear board book series, which recently topped three million sales worldwide.

He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Benji Davies is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Benji please email Arabella

'Benji Davies's beautifully illustrated story is a delight' - The Daily Mail
'...delight in this festive offering'
'The lyrical story of a little girl and a snowflake' - The Telegraph
'...gentle, seasonal picture book' - The Sunday Times
'Exquisitely told and beautifully illustrated' - The Lady
"Joyous illustrations integrate hand drawing and computer-generated colour... " — Sunday Times
"A beautiful and comforting book" — The Guardian
"Lovely, poignant picture book, told in lucid prose and limpid illustrations" — Financial Times
CILIP/Kate Greenaway Medal 2022 - Nominated image
CILIP/Kate Greenaway Medal 2022 - Nominated
The Book Trust’s Great Books Guide 2021 image
The Book Trust’s Great Books Guide 2021
Selected for The Sunday Times Books of the Year image
Selected for The Sunday Times Books of the Year
The Times Best Children's Book of the Year 2020 image
The Times Best Children's Book of the Year 2020
The Spectator - Children's Books for Christmas image
The Spectator - Children's Books for Christmas
Oscar's Book Prize 2020 - Winner image
Oscar's Book Prize 2020 - Winner
The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 – Nominated image
The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 – Nominated
Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2018 - Shortlisted image
Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2018 - Shortlisted
World Illustration Awards 2018 — Nominated  image
World Illustration Awards 2018 — Nominated
V&A World Illustration Awards 2018 — Shortlisted image
V&A World Illustration Awards 2018 — Shortlisted
CPNB Dutch Picture Book Of The Year 2017 image
CPNB Dutch Picture Book Of The Year 2017
The AOI Illustration Award 2015: Best Picture Book — WINNER image
The AOI Illustration Award 2015: Best Picture Book — WINNER
Sainsbury's Book Award: Children's Book of the Year 2015 — WINNER image
Sainsbury's Book Award: Children's Book of the Year 2015 — WINNER
Oscar's Book Prize 2014 — WINNER image
Oscar's Book Prize 2014 — WINNER
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