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Bearing Lagerlöf's Name

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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Honoring Lagerlöf

The Selma Lagerlöf Prize in honor of SelmaLagerlöf, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, is a Swedish literary prize awarded to a Swedish author writing in the spirit of Selma Lagerlöf. The prize was founded by the Sunne Municipality in 1983 and has been awarded annually since 1984.

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The home of Selma Lagerlog
Marbacka, The Home of Selma Lagerlöf


Selma Lagerlöf's 150th anniversary (6/25/2008), Sunne Municipality, Sweden

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Selma Lagerlöf statue by Jonas Högstrom. Author: Boberger. Photo: Bengt Oberger. Source Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf by H. Gronkvist. Author: Janee, 11 April 2015. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Statue of the writer Selma Lagerlöf in Sunne, Sweden. Author Vogler. Source Wikimedia Commons.

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Selma Lagerlöf by Willy Gordon., Smärtans kristall, Molkomsvägen 2, Farsta, Stockholm, Sweden. Author Bengt Oberger. Source: Wiki Commons

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Street sign for a street in Jerusalem named after Selma Lagerlöf. Author zeevveez from Jerusalem, Israel. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Memorial plate on the statue of Selma Lagerlöf in Karlstad Sweden. Source Wikimedia Commons.

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Sweden, Gold Coin 2,000 kronor: Selma Lagerlöf 150 years. Mintage year: 2008; Diameter: 26.00 mm; Weight: 12.00 g; Quality: Proof; Mintage: 2,495 pc proof; Design: Jon Holm

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SWEDEN 20 KRONOR NOTE Selma Lagerlöf vf Obverse

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SWEDEN 20 KRONOR NOTE Selma Lagerlöf vf Reverse

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Selma Lagerlöf on a 1959 postage stamp of the Soviet Union.

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Great stamp Sverige Selma Lagerlöf portrait (20th Nov. =155th anniversary of birthday) 55 öre Nils Holgersson Nobelpris Nobel

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Suriname postage stamp 2006, $ 3.00

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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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