Actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has died aged 56, his family has announced.Nyqvist played journalist Mikael Blomkvist in that film and its sequels, which formed the Millennium Trilogy.The Swedish actor died on Tuesday after suffering from lung cancer for a year, ... Read more
The next 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' novel has a title
The latest installment in the continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series is due out in September, and the book's U.K. publisher has just revealed the title as "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye."The upcoming book - whose title was revealed in a tweet from ... Read more
Stiegs grandfather, an inspiring role model
Stieg Larsson was born in Vasterbotten in northern Sweden in 1954. At the time of his birth, his parents were too young and too poor to keep him, so he was raised by his grandparents in a small village in the north of Sweden. Stieg's grandfather, Severin Boström, became the male role model for the young Stieg. Severin was strongly anti-fascist (and during the Second World War he was imprisoned in the work camp in Storsien for his anti-Nazi opinions)*. Had he been Danish, he would no doubt have been placed in a German Conc ... Read more
Left-wing activism and anti-war protests
After finishing school and his military service, Stieg Larsson worked a couple of years at a post office. During these years in the mid-seventies, he was an active member of the Swedish left-wing movement which flourished during these years. He edited a Trotskyite magazine, and he took a great interest in the ongoing war in Vietnam.Private mapping of extremists
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Controversy surrounding the legacy
Stieg Larsson spent 32 years of his life with the architect Eva Gabrielsson. However, they never married, maybe due to Stieg's dangerous work at the Expo-foundation. They did not have any children, and Stieg left no written will, so according to Swedish law, Stieg's estate was inherited by his father and brother. This sparked a dispute between Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg's relatives. She claims that they “were never a part of our lives” and that they are not the right persons handling Stieg's estate.
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The Millennium Trilogy consists of-"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo",-"The Girl Who Played With Fire", and-"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest".
A well prepared debutant
Stieg Larsson began thinking about writing detective novels back in the early 90's, according to co-worker Anna-Lena Lodenius in an interview with the Swedish ne ... Read more