Iben Akerlie (b. 1988) is both an author and one of Norway’s leading young actors. Her debut YA novel Lol Lars was an instant best seller, awarded the prestigious 2016 ARK Children’s Book Prize, nominated for the 2016 Book Seller’s Prize, the 2016 Norwegian Children & YA Authors’ Association First Book Prize and the 2016 Book Blogger Prize. Akerlie also has a degree in special education. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.