Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf, first Woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Woman presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1909

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf , a Swedish novelist, was the first woman to be presented with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909. Awarded for her Historical novels on Norse legend and family saga. Also in 1914, she was also the first woman to become a member of the Swedish Academy.

Additional Information:

  • Selma Lagerlöf: Biographical
    Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was born in Östra Emterwik, Värmland, Sweden. She was brought up on Mårbacka, the family estate, which she did not leave until 1881, when she went to a teachers’ college at Stockholm.
  • Selma Lagerlöf: Facts
    Selma Lagerlöf was born on the Mårbacka estate in Värmland County, Sweden. Her father was a serviceman. Selma trained as a teacher and began her career as an author as a side job while working at a school in Landskrona.
  • Selma Lagerlöf: Bibliography
    Works in Swedish, and those Translations into English
  • Selma Lagerlöf: Nominations
    Nominated on 28 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • Selma Lagerlöf: Banquet Speech
    A few days ago I was sitting in the train, bound for Stockholm. It was early evening; there was little light in my compartment and none at all outside. My fellow passengers were dozing in their respective corners, and I was very quiet, listening to the rattling of the train.
  • Selma Lagerlöf: Nobel Diploma
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  • Selma Lagerlöf: Photo Gallery of
    5 Photos
  • Selma Lagerlöf – Wikipedia
    Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (Swedish: [ˈsɛlˈma ˈlɑːɡə(r)ˈløːv] ( listen); 20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) was a Swedish author and teacher. She was the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and is best remembered for her children’s book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils).
  • Selma Lagerlöf (Author of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils)
    Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf was a Swedish author. In 1909 she became the first woman to ever receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, “in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings”.
      1909, 1904, 1925-28, 1914
      Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
      Swedish Novelist

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf


      November 20, 1858, Mårbacka, Sweden
      March 16, 1940, Mårbacka, Sweden
      Johanna Maria Lagerlöf,
      Gerda Lagerlöf,
      Johan Lagerlöf,
      Anna Lagerlöf,
      Daniel Lagerlöf
      Louise Lagerlöf,
      Erik Gustaf Lagerlöf

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