Martin Widmarka Swedish writer, author of children’s books
(born1961) – is one of the most popular contemporary Swedish authors of children’s books. He grew up in Linköping; he has lived with his family in Stockholm since 1980. He worked ten years in a primary school in Rinkeby. He was also a middle school teacher, he taught Swedish to migrants and authored several textbooks. Fascinated with all oddities and curiosities of food, music, language and people. Currently, apart from book-writing, he is engaged in A Reading Class (Läsande Klass) project aimed at improving reading comprehension skills among children and adults. The goal of the project is to increase Swedish scores in an international reading comprehension test in 2018. His Whodunit Detective Agency series has long been acclaimed by the public and remains on bestseller lists in many countries. It has been translated into more than thirty languages. Over twenty volumes of this series were released in Poland by Zakamarki Publishing House, translated by Barbara Gawryluk. Another series, David and Larissa, is intended for a little older crime fiction fans and also published by Zakamarki. Thanks to Mamania Publishing House, the first two books of a new series about Nelly Rapp – more creepy while still crime fiction stories – Monsterakademin and Frankensteinaren, became available for Polish readers in march 2016.