Martin Widmark is considered one of the giants of current children's fiction. In 2015 Martin Widmark's books were the most popular books at the Swedish libraries and he has received the children's own award for the best books 7 years in a row. His books are consistently on the best seller lists, have received critical acclaim, and have been translated into more than 30 languages. Before becoming a full-time author, Martin Widmark worked as a middle school instructor and a Swedish teacher for immigrants. He has also written several text books. The project “En läsande klass/A Reading Class", initiated by Martin Widmark, is about reading comprehension and provides tools for teachers for the ages 7-12.