About Benji Davies
Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director.
His first self-penned picture book, The Storm Whale, was the winner of the inaugral Oscar’s First Book Prize in 2014 and was also shortlisted for Booktrust’s Best Book Awards. His next picture book, Grandad’s Island, won the children’s book professional category at the Association Of Illustrator’s prestigious World Illustration Awards and also picked up the Sainsbury’s Best Picture Book Award and was crowned overall Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year 2015.
Benji has worked on a diverse array of projects, from picture books and animated short films to music videos, commercials and title sequences. His books have been published in many languages and countries around the world.
He lives in London with his wife and daughter.