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Selma Ottolia Lovisa Lagerlöf

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1909

Author. Lofty idealism, vivid imagination. Described peasant life, Nordic nature accompanied by ethical strength, deep religious feeling. Respect for Nature, Women's Causes. 1914, became member of the Swedish Academy which awards Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Selma Lagerlöf in her workroom at home in Mårbacka. Author Aftonbladet Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Selma Lagerlöf at 23 years in 1888. Portrait by Anna Ollson. Source: Wikipedia

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Selma Lagerlöf 1928. Photographer: Atelje Jaeger, Stockholm 1928. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf 1908 by Carl Larsson Source: Wikipedia

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Selma Lagerlöf and Sophie Elkan, Swedish novelists. 1894. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf. Portrait by A. Blomberg. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf at Sekelskiftet by Hanna Astrup-Larsen, Stockholm 1936 Source Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf. Portrait by Henry B Goodwyn. Source: Wiki Commons

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Selma Lagerlöf. Portrait by Henry Goodwin. Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm. Source: Wiki Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf 1909. By Carl Larsson Lagerlöf. Oil and charcoal on canvas. Photograpjher: Bjoertvedt. Source: Wikipedia Commons

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Selma Lagerlöf 1921. Source: Collier's New Encyclopedia, v. 5, 1921, p. 397/Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf. Source Hanna Astrup-Larsen, Stockholm 1936/Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf. Author: Albert Engström. Source: Hanna Astrup-Larsen: Selma Lagerlöf Stockholm 1936/ Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf. 1932. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Selma Lagerlöf and friend Valborg Olander. Source Skodsborg Badesanatorium, Copenhagen/Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf on her 70th birthday 1928. Source: Hanna Astrup-Larsen/Wiki Commons

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Author Namkrap. Source: Wiki Commons

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Selma Lagerlöf. Author: Aron Jonason (1838-1914). Source: Library of Congress/Wiki Commons

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Selma Lagerlöf circa 1900 Source: Public Domain Review

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Selma Lagerlöf at her desk. Courtesy: Mårbackastiftelsen Source: NobelPrize

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Selma Lagerlöf with her geese Akka and Yksi. Courtesy: Mårbackastiftelsen. Source: NobelPrize

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Selma Lagerlöf. Courtesy: Mårbackastiftelsen. Source: NobelPrize

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Selma Lagerlöf. Source: Marbaka

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Name: Selma Ottolia Lovisa Lagerlöf
Birth: 20 November 1858, Mårbacka, Sweden
Death: 16 March 1940, Mårbacka, Swedenrbacka, Sweden
Residence when prize awarded: Sweden
Prize Motivation: "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings"
Field: Prose
Language: Swedish
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