Aevar Thor is an actor and author, best known in Iceland for his work as Aevar the Scientist on TV and radio. He has received several awards, including the Icelandic Children's Book Awards, The Bookseller's Award and a special prize from the Ministry of Culture and Education for his contribution to the Icelandic language. He won the DeBary Outstanding Children's Book Award (international category) for Dinosaurs in Reykjavik. He is a very well-known author in Iceland, where he has led the national reading challenge for children for three years. In 2017, Aevar was selected by Hay Festival as one of the Aarhus39 – one of the best 39 emerging writers for young people from across Europe.