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Sigrid Undset

Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) was a Norwegian novelist. Born in Denmark, Undset moved with her family to Norway at the age of two. Raised in Oslo, Undset was on track to attend university before her father's death derailed the family's economic stability. At 16, Undset started working as a secretary for an engineering firm while writing and studying on the side. After a voluminous novel set in the Nordic Middle Ages failed to find a publisher, Undset made her literary debut at 25 with Fru Marta...See more