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Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
Birth: Nov. 20, 1858, Sweden
Death: Mar. 16, 1940, Sweden

Author. She made her debut in 1891 with The Gösta Berling saga, a story about her own region, Värmland and her home Mårbacka. With her novel she starts the wave of symbolic litterature in Sweden of the 1890s. Her novels Jerusalem (1901 to 1902) are about religious emigrants from Sweden to Palestine. She is the author of Sweden's most read novel, "The Adventures of Nils Holgerssons" (1906), a story about a boy travelling across Sweden on the back of a goose. Her stories often evolve around folklore and supernatural events. One of the peaks in her career was her novel "The Emperor of Portugal" (1914). In 1907 she received a honorary degree at the University of Uppsala; in 1909 she was awarded the Nobel Prize and 1914 she became a member of the Swedish Academy. (bio by: Rudi Polt) 
 
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Östra Amtervik kyrkogård
Sunne kommun
Värmlands län, Sweden
 
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Originally Created by: Rudi Polt
Record added: Apr 09, 2003
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Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
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