La·ger·löf (lägər-ləv, -lœf), Selma Ottiliana Lovisa 1858-1940.
Swedish writer whose novels include Gösta Berlings Saga (1891). In 1909 she became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature.
(click for a larger image)Selma Lagerlöf
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