Hans Aslak Guttorm

Teacher, Author

1907 – 1992

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Who was Hans Aslak Guttorm?

Hans Aslak Guttorm was a Sámi author who wrote in Northern Sámi. He graduated as a teacher from Jyväskylä's teacher seminar in 1935 and worked in that profession in Inari and Outakoski until 1969. He also worked for many years as an editor for the Sápmelaš monthly magazine. In 1985, Guttorm was shortlisted for the Nordic Council Literature Prize for his book Golgadeamen; the prize ended up going to Antti Tuuri, however.

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Born
Dec 15, 1907
Nationality
  • Finland
Profession
Died
Mar 24, 1992

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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