Benny Andersen (7 November 1929 – 16 August 2018) was a Danish songwriter, poet, author, composer and pianist. He was known for his works with Povl Dissing. They released an album with Andersen's poems from the collection Svantes viser.
This album and Andersens book "Svantes viser" (Svante's Songs) from 1972, was included by the Danish Ministry of Culture in the Danish Culture Canon in 2006, in the category "Popular music". Andersens "Samlede digte" (Collected poems) have sold more than 100,000 copies in Denmark.
Andersen was a member of the Danish Academy (Det Danske Akademi) from 1972 until his death.