Sigbjørn Skåden

Sigbjørn Skåden (b. 1976) is a Sámi writer from Láŋtdievvá in North Norway. He uses both indigenous Sámi language and Norwegian for writing, and has published two books of poetry, three novels and a children’s book, in addition to writing numerous works for stage and art installation projects. For his writing he’s been among other things been nominated to the Nordic Council Literary Award, the Norwegian Broadcasting Listeners’ Award and has received the Havmann Award for best North Norwegian book of the year. Skåden has a Master’s Degree in English literature from the University of York and a Master’s degree focusing on Sámi poetry from the Arctic Norwegian University of Tromsø. His latest book to date is the novel Fugl from 2019.