Björk Bjarkadóttir was born in Reykjavík October 6, 1971. She graduated from Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð in 1990 and moved to Paris. She received a masters degree in graphic design, illustration and photography in the year 1997 from the ESAG, Ecole Superieure d’Art Graphique. Björk works as an author and illustrator and has received rewards for her work in both fields. In 2006 she received the Icelandic illustrator awards, Dimmalimm and a year later she received an IBBY ackknowledgement for her contribution to children litterature.