Ole Lund Kirkegaard (29 July 1940, in Aarhus – 24 March 1979) was a Danish writer of children's and youth literature, as well as a teacher. He mainly wrote about the interactions between adults and children. The main character in his books is usually an anti-hero. In 1969, he was awarded with the Danish Ministry of Culture's children book prize (Kulturministeriets Børnebogspris) 
Kirkegaard grew up in Skanderborg just south of Aarhus, and many of his stories were inspired by his own childhood experiences there. He also illustrated his own books. On a cold winter night in Kirkegaard in 1979, after having had too much to drink, he fell in the snow on his way home and could not get up again. He froze to death on location, at just 38 years of age. A street in Skanderborg is named after him (Ole Lund Kirkegaards Stræde).
Only a few of his works have been translated into English. This includes:
The stories of Ole Lund Kirkegaard have inspired several Danish films, including a TV series in 1977. 
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Up and Away is a 2018 Danish animated fantasy adventure film written and directed by Karsten Kiilerich, based on the children's book of the same name by Danish writer Ole Lund Kirkegaard.
Otto the Rhino is a 2013 Danish 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Kenneth Kainz from a screenplay by Rune Schjøtt, based on the 1972 children's book of the same name by Danish children's author Ole Lund Kirkegaard. It is the third and final film in a trilogy of computer-animated films based on children's books by Kirkegaard, after Freddy Frogface (2011) and Jelly T (2012). It was later dubbed into English and was released into several other countries.
Jelly T, also released as Ivan the Incredible, is a 2012 Danish 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Michael Hegner from a screenplay by Michael W. Horsten, based on the 1975 children's book Gummi-Tarzan by Ole Lund Kirkegaard. It is the second film in a trilogy of computer-animated films based on children's books by Kirkegaard, following Freddy Frogface (2011) and preceding Otto the Rhino (2013). Produced by Crone Film, Jelly T was released in Danish theatres on 16 May 2012.