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Selma Lagerlöf
Selma Lagerlöf, 1909
BornSelma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
(1858-11-20)20 November 1858
Mårbacka, Sweden
Died16 March 1940(1940-03-16) (aged 81)
Mårbacka, Sweden
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[1] 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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Preceded by
Albert Theodor Gellerstedt
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.7

Succeeded by
Hjalmar Gullberg