As yet the only woman winner of the Nobel Prize for
Literature, the prize awarded to Kipling, Maeterlinck,
and Hauptmann, is the Swedish author of this book,
The Swedish author Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlöf (1858-1940) is noted for her ability to recreate a world of legend in an apparently simple, naive style. She was the first woman to receive the ...
In 1909 Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. By her eightieth birthday she had been translated into forty languages, and her books are still reissued...