Bjørn Ousland (b 1959, Norway) is a Brage Prize-winning illustrator and children’s writer.
He is best known for a series of graphic novels inspired by Norwegian fairy tales, and for his children’s books on Polar explorers. His brother is the Polar explorer Børge Ousland, the first person to complete a solo crossing of the Antarctic.
Ousland graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in New Jersey, and made his breakthrough as a writer with Solruns saga, a trilogy of graphic novels set at the time of the Black Death. He was awarded the Brage Prize in 2007 for Fortellingen om et mulig drap, a non-fiction children’s book about Norwegian king Håkon Sverreson.