Martin Widmark was born in 1961. He has worked as a middle school instructor and a Swedish teacher for immigrants, but he is now a full-time children’s book author. Over his career, he has also written several text books. “En läsande klass/A Reading Class", initiated by Martin Widmark, is about reading comprehension and provides tools for teachers for the ages 7-12. Martin Widmark is considered a literary giant of contemporary children’s fiction in Sweden. 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.