Name: Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, Karen Christenze Dinesen, Isak Dinesen.
Tagline: Born to a family of Danish nobles, with a soldiering father, she married a Swedish baron and moved to Kenya to start a coffee farm. When both the farm and the marriage fell apart, she moved home, and spent the rest of her life writing stories.
Claim to fame: Writing such that Ernest Hemmingway said in his Nobel Prize speech that he would have been happier if she’d been a recipient before him. Continue reading 12 December: Karen Blixen