Selma Lagerlöf, 1909
|Born||Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
20 November 1858
|Died||16 March 1940
|Notable award(s)||Nobel Prize in Literature
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (Swedish: [ˈsɛlˈma ˈlɑːɡə(r)ˈløːv] ( listen); born 20 November 1858, dead 16 March 1940, was a Swedish writer. In 1909, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature becoming the first woman to do so. She is mostly known for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). She also worked for women's rights.
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- "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1909". Discogs. 1909. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
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