Saami Council's Prize for Literature

The purpose of Saami Council's Prize for Literature is to encourage to write in Saami. The publicity that follows the prize puts attention on the writers and makes Saami literature more well-known. The prize is given to books written originally in Saami. Books translated to a minority Saami language can, however, also receive the prize. The prize is awarded every second year - every other time to an adult literature book and every other time to a children's book.

Saami Council's Prize for Literature 1994-2015

Year Book Writer Illustrator
1994 Mu ustibat Iraida Vinogradova Peter Popov
1994 Šerres beaivi Elvira Galkina Jakov Jakovlev
1995 Juohkásan várri Olavi Paltto
1996 Hoŋkoŋ dohkká Ulla Pirttijärvi
1997 Ii fal dan dihte Inghilda Tapio Ulrika Tapio
1998 Jåvvå Gun Aira/ Ingegaard Vannar Aino Hivand
1999 Bearralat Deatnogáttis Eino V. Guttorm
2000 Biehtár ja Duommá jávren stulliba Stig Riemmbe Gælok Kjell Ove Storvik
2002 Čiežain čáziin Harald Gaski Lars Nordström
2003 Árbbolaččat, nubbi oassi Jovnna-Ánde Vest
2004-2005 Čábbámus iđitguovssu Elle Márjá Vars Trygve Lund Guttormsen
2006 Meahci šuvas bohciidit ságat Synnøve Persen
2007 Máilmmi láikkimus olmmoš Elle Márjá Vars Harald Aadnevik
2009 Lihkkošalmmái Rauni Magga Lukkari
2011 Sárá beaivegirji Siri Broch Johansen Bjørg Monsen Vars
2014 Amas amas amasmuvvat Niillas Holmberg Antti Väre