Selma LagerlOf of Sweden was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909.
She is known for such works as Jerusalem (1901-02), a collection of stories about Swedish peasant life.
- Who received the first Caldecott Medal? The illustrator's counterpart to the Newbery Medal, named for English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, was first awarded in 1938 to Dorothy P. Lathrop for Animals of the Bible.
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- Who received the first National Book Award for Fiction? Nelson Algren received the first National Book Award for Fiction in 1950 for The Man with the Golden Arm.
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- Which American writers have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature? Ten Americans have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature: Sinclair Lewis (1930); Eugene O'Neill (1936); Pearl S. Buck (1938); William Faulkner (1949); Ernest Hemingway (1954); John Steinbeck (1962); Saul Bellow (1976); Isaac…
- When was the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction established? The Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction was first awarded in 1962 to Theodore H. White for The Making of the President 1960.