Björn Bergenholtz was born in 1962 and grew up in small Älmhult in Småland. He now lives and works in Stockholm.
For quite a few years, Björn wandered around in life, traveled around the world and worked here and there. After years of shorter jobs as caretaker, artist, substitute teacher, whale safari guide, cabinet maker and exhibition designer, he ended up in the book industry in 1995. After his first book, he was hooked; like the fish in the water.
Since childhood, Björn has been interested, or perhaps more curiously fascinated, by animals, a theme which usually appears in his books. Bergenholtz’s illustrations stand out with their precise richness of detail. He has written several books in which animals and nature have played the main role.