Selma Lagerlöf

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf

Profession: Author and Nobel Laureate


Why Famous: First female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and most widely known for her childrens book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils).

Born: November 20, 1858
Birthplace: Mårbacka, Värmland, Sweden
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: March 16, 1940 (aged 81)