Ellen Marie Vars

Ellen Marie Vars (born 12 August 1957) is a Norwegian Sami writer. She was born in Láhpoluoppal, Kautokeino. She made her literary debut in 1986 with the youth novel Kátjá , which came to be among the most read Sami books in Norway. Her novel Čábbámus iđitguovssu earned her the Saami Council Literature Prize in 2005.[1] Čábbámus iđitguovssu has been translated into English as The most beautiful dawn, and illustrated by Trygve Lund Guttormsen.

Ellen Marie Vars
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Vars in 2016
Born (1957-08-12) 12 August 1957 (age 65)
AwardsSaami Council's literary prize (2005)


  1. ^ Skåden, Sigbjørn. "Ellen Marie Vars". In Bolstad, Erik (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 12 November 2017.