Elin Wägner (1882–1949)

Author of Norrtullsligan

Includes the names: Elin Wagner, Elin Wagner, Elin Wägner, Elin Wägner

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Elin Wägner was educated at a public shool for girls and embarked on a career in journalism. She was a feminist pioneer in Sweden and deeply involved in the women's suffrage movement. Wägner was also concerned for the way humans treated the environment, becoming an early activist inthe environmental movement that would grow in importance during the 20th century. She was a prolific writer of novels, newspaper articles, and screenplays for a number of films. Her most popular work, the novel Asa-Hanna (1918), regarded by many critics as her best, dealt with the conditions of Swedish peasant women, and the restrictions placed upon them by their society and the church. Her personal experiences within the Swedish suffragist movement are recalled in Pennskaftet (Pen Woman, 1910). Her extensive correspondence with colleague Emilia Fogelklou, entitled Dear Ili, Dearest Elin, was published in 1989.
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