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.
Selma Lagerlöf, 1909
|Born||Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf|
20 November 1858
|Died||16 March 1940 (aged 81)|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Literature |