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 Book Prize in 2014 and further afield, has been selected as the Dutch Picture Book of the Year 2017 by CPNB in Holland. His second picture book, Grandad's Island, won the children's book professional category at the Association of Illustrator's prestigious World Illustration Awards and was crowned Sainsbury's Children's Book of the Year 2015. Benji's latest book, The Storm Whale in Winter was published by Simon and Schuster in September 2016. Also An Octopus by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Candlewick/Walker – October 2016Tad was published . The Grotlyn HarperCollins - September 2017 was shortlisted for 2018 Kate Greenway Medal Nomination . His most recent books are Grandma Bird (Simon & Schuster) and Tad (HarperCollins) published in March 2019.
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 and works in London.
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