Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir is a writer and illustrator, specializing in children’s books. She graduated from The University of Iceland in 2009 and The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts in 2012. Bergrún also studied children’s books illustration at The Cambridge School of Arts in the summer of 2012. She has illustrated over 50 children’s books and written ten books of her own. Her books have been extremely well received, both among critics and young readers.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:
Kennarinn sem hvarf:
The Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize 2020.
The Guðrún Helgadóttir Literary Award.
Langelstur að eilífu:
The Icelandic Literature Prize, 2020.
Langelstur í leynifélaginu:
Nominated for The Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize 2019.
Langelstur í bekknum:
Nominated for The Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize 2018.
Nominated for The Reykjavík Children’s Book Award 2017.
Viltu vera vinur minn?:
Nominated for illustrations for The Reykjavík Children’s Book Award 2015.
Vinur minn, vindurinn:
Nominated for The Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize, 2015.
Nominated for The Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literary Prize, 2015.
IBBY Spring Winds Awards:
Awarded for contribution to children’s culture in Iceland, 2016.