NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 MINISTRY OF CULTURE’S LITERARY PRIZE
From the jury’s statement: Sammol’s voice, conveyed with intensity and empathy, and the dramatic story, with a not unconditionally happy ending, make Sami Bastard! a strong reading experience. The novel is an important retrospective glance of our history, and a reminder of how important it is to gain recognition for one’s own language and culture.
NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 BOOK BLOGGER’S PRIZE
NOMINATED FOR THE 2022 “BOKSLUKERPRISEN”
NOMINATED FOR THE 2021 CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE (Bergen Library)
NOMINATED FOR THE 2021 “HAVMANN” PRIZE
Sammol, or Samuel as he’s called when he starts boarding school, is at the bottom of the social ladder. He is bullied for being Sami. Sammol misses his parents, yet he tries to fit in and act less like a Sami. Soon he feels he doesn’t belong anywhere. But there’s one thing nobody can take from Sammol; he likes to run, and he likes to run really fast.
Sami Bastard! tells the story of identity and belonging, and questions what home is.