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Is this a real place or based on one? I can’t seem to find it on Google Earth?

Marc – South Africa, 9 January 2011

Hedeby is a fictional area made up by the man himself.

Conor, 23 February 2011

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Love the maps of Hedeby Island.

Where is Hedestad in relation to Hedeby Island??

Anne, 17 December 2010

Hedestad exists, Hedeby does not.

Conor, 23 February 2011

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Love the map. Do you have a family tree of the Vanger family?

Patty, 18 August 2010

There’s a family tree in the book.

NSE, 19 December 2010

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Stieg Larsson

Bestselling writer

A diverse background

Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a Swedish writer and journalist.

Prior to his sudden death of a heart attack in November 2004 he finished three detective novels in his trilogy “The Millenium-series” which were published posthumously; “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”. Altogether, his trilogy has sold more than 20 million copies in 41 countries (spring of 2010), and he was the second bestselling author in the world 2008.

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STIEG LARSSON, 1954-2004

Before his career as a writer, Stieg Larsson was mostly known for his struggle against racism and right-wing extremism. Starting in the late 1970’s, he combined his work as a graphic designer with holding lectures on right-wing extremism for the Scotland Yard. During the following years he became an expert on the subject and has held many lectures as well as written many novels on the subject. In 1995, when 8 persons were killed by neo-Nazis I Sweden, he was the main force behind the founding of the Expo-foundation, a group intended on exposing neo-Nazi activity in Sweden. From 1999 and on, he was appointed chief editor of the magazine Expo.

During the last 15 years of his life, he and his life companion Eva Gabrielsson lived under constant threat from right-wing violence.

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Support the work against rasicm

Take action now – Support Stieg Larsson’s cause!

Stieg Larsson’s organization the Expo Foundation is launching a international fundraising site for intensified efforts against organized intolerance. They want to involve people who appreciate what they are doing and who want them to do more. On the site you can create your own supporters’ group and invite friends, colleagues and others to participate.

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Press release, 26th of January, 2011

The truth about Stieg Larsson’s legacy

Stieg Larsson's brother, Joakim Larsson, writes a press release as a response to Eva Gabrielsson's book. Larsson tries to sort out and justify his part in the ongoing legal process between himself, together with his father and Eva Gabrielsson, Stieg Larssons life partner

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The legacy

Controversy surrounding the legacy

Stieg left no written will, and according to Swedish law, Stieg’s full estate was inherited by his father and brother. This sparked a dispute between them and Stieg’s life companion Eva Gabrielsson, who was left with nothing. The situation is complicated by the fact that Eva controls the script for the 4th book in the Millennium series.

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The 4th Book

"I can finish the fourth manuscript"

In the book “Stieg and Moi” that Eva Gabrielsson (Stieg Larsson's life companion) is currently writing together with Marie Francois Colombani, Eva says that she could finish the fourth manuscript that Stieg and her had already started working on.  She also reveals the swedish title of the fourth manuscript, “Guds hämd” ( english translation: God's revenge)

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Hollywood movies

Remake by David Fincher

Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to make a Hollywood version of the Millenium films. The actors aren't yet picked, but when Steve Zaillian (Schindler's list) is writing the script and David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) is directing, what could possibly go wrong?

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Breaking News

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander

There have been many speculations about who should be playing the role of Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood remake of the movies in the Millennium-trilogy. It is now confirmed that young actress Rooney Mara will be the one portraying our tattoed hero in the Hollywood version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.

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Noomi Rapace

Acknowledged actress

Noomi Rapace

In the original movies based on the Millennium trilogy, Lisbeth Salander is played by Swedish actress Noomi Rapace. Noomi is a well acknowledged actress with fifteen years of experience as an actress.

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A unusual path

There are many ways to become writer, and even though, Stiegs path is quite unusual.

He started working at a post office, moving on to a graphic designer job at a news bureau, starting the Expo foundation and working as chief editor. And somewhere in the middle of all this, a great writer steps forward.

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Life companion

Eva Gabrielsson

In this interview by the Swedish national televsision, Stieg Larsson’s life companion Eva Gabrielsson reveals the truth behind the man that was Stieg Larsson. She discusses her claims in the controversy surrounding Stieg’s legacy as well as her claims for a part of the royalty.

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Millennium Stockholm Map

Millennium Stockholm Map

Get to know Stieg Larsson’s Stockholm

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Personal background

A life under constant threat

During the last 15 years of his life, he and his life companion Eva Gabrielsson lived under constant threat from right-wing violence. He regarded his writing of detective novels as relaxing. Keeping track of loose ends, characters and made up conspiracies posedno problem since it was, after all, fiction.

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Discussion boards features a huge forum filled with ongoing discussions on our beloved writer.

Is your prime interest the movies being made? Or are you a huge fan of Lisbeth Salander?

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The trilogy

Millennium trilogy

Stieg Larsson had always been interested in detective novels, and he was very familiar the works of Elizabeth George and Minette Walters. He knew what ingredients a good detective story should have, and he even reluctantly decided to spice it up with a bit of sex as it would probably please his readers.

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