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Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875) One of Denmark's most famous authors, Anderson was self-educated, encouraged by his self-taught father, who died young. His stories are reborn with each generation. Remember The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid?

Polish writer and Nobel Peace Prize Award for literature!! ~~~Henryk Sienkiewicz

Gertrude Stein 1913 by George Eastman House, via Flickr

Hans Christian Anderson; Author of The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Emperor's new clothes and The Little Matchstick Girl.

ISAK DINESEN (Karen von Blixen-Finecke, 1885-1962) Danish author, who wrote books in Danish, English, and French. Best known for "Out of Africa", her personal account of living in Kenya. The Nairobi suburb where her African coffee farm once stood is now named "Karen".

Alice Munro, Premio Nobel de Literatura 2013

Selma Lagerlöf 1858-1940, Selma Lagerlöf, in full Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlöf (born Nov. 20, 1858, Mårbacka, Sweden—died March 16, 1940, Mårbacka), novelist who in 1909 became the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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My hero: Charles Dickens by Simon Callow

Charles Dickens circa 1850. Photograph: Herbert Watkins

Mid 1840's This photograph is of the artistic half of that partnership, David Octavius Hill, a romantic landscape painter and secretary of the Royal Academy of Scotland, who “possessed a geniality, a ‘suavity of manner and absence of all affectation,’ that immediately set people at ease…”