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Stieg Larsson

Lisbeth Salander Returns

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in a continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series

This much anticipated continuation to one of the best-loved crime series of the last decade will be written by David Lagercrantz and published in Sweden as Det som inte dödar oss (“What Doesn’t Kill You”). The English-language title will differ, and is yet to be confirmed.

David Lagercrantz, the author of “What Doesn’t Kill You”, will be visiting the UK in the Spring as part of a seven-month build up to publication which MacLehose Press are aiming to make the event of the publishing year.

Publication worldwide will be on 27th August 2015, 10 years since Norstedts published Män som hatar kvinnor which in English was called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Praised actress in the limelight

Rooney Mara praised as Lisbeth Salander

Ronney Mara has been highly praised for her role as Lisbeth Salander in David Finchers version of “The girl with the dragon tattoo”. Mara has in only a few years made it from TV shows like “ER” to become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.


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A unusual path

There are many ways to become writer, even so, Stieg's 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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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 in 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 Scotland Yard. During the following years he became an expert on the subject and held many lectures as well as writing many novels on the subject. In 1995, when 8 people were killed by neo-Nazis in 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 onwards 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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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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Millennium Stockholm Map

Get to know Stieg Larsson's Stockholm

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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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Hollywood movies

Remake by David Fincher

Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to make a Hollywood version of the Millenium films. Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have been apointed to play Michael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. Signed on to the project is also the writer Steve Zaillian (Se7en) and director David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7ven).

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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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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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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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hope to see the movie the book kept me on edge all the time [the girl with thedragon tatoo] thank you for these books so sorry you didnt live to see their sucess

a schmidlein, 9 February 2011

I Agree

norm, 9 February 2011

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glauco (IT), 8 February 2011

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I have just finished the third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Absolutely fantastic reading. Got to go a long way to find books as thrilling and gripping as this trilogy.

Jill Harris, 7 February 2011

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A read all three of the books, I am in a ladies book club and it was chosen to read by all 8 of us. They really kept you on the edge of your seat. I am sorry that the author did not experience the success of his novels before he died.

Bonnie Wardlow, 5 February 2011

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As I was reading the first book, I realized I hadn’t ready anything as complex and captivating since I had read “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexander Dumas when I was 14 (some 13 years ago). Larsson knew how to weave tale in ways very few know how, and in ways we rarely see in modern literature or other mediums as well. It’s amazing to me that he had at least 7 more books up his sleeve, but I guess that’s what we call genius.

Being a writer myself, lowly and unpublished, I can scarcely hope to write something half as hardboil, gritty, real and deep and captivating as his only 3 works.

Nathan, 3 February 2011

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By far the best read, I am a Baldacci and Patterson fan, and would give them up to have Larrson books too bad he didn’t live to see how successful he was to become.

boomsider, 2 February 2011

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Always looking for a good read…these books were GREAT! They were real page turners! Best books since the Dan Brown books! So sorry Mr. Larsson died!

Virginia N., 31 January 2011

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The best crime novels in the earth.Obviously great books cant say more.Millenniun Trilogy is very popular here in Finland ^^ I know its popular all over world!

Pekka Turunen, 29 January 2011

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wonderfull books ,the brilliant mind of stieg larsson, and now we go and suffer the americans making a film,with their ridiculous high fives and yowling accents and completely lost in space attituded towards anything classical,why o why are they going to let these heathens with their(I will tell you how good I am) actors ruin a perfectly correctly constructed piece of writing by a brilliant author,it shoud remain within sweden,in my opinion it can only work with swedish influence

ac.presland, 29 January 2011

Well said! I agree entirely. Americans should stick to their Super Bowls.

Hans Honegger, 3 February 2011

I’m American, and not sure what to think currently about the films. David Fincher is a good filmmaker, though I’ve been shying away from “Social Network”, seems like a sellout if you ask me. I’ve been watching the three Swedish adaptations, and am yet to watch the third one. They’re good, but some things were left out that I wish weren’t, so who knows.

And by the way, Hans, your reply is the best comeback about this nonsense I’ve read to date. 🙂 Score.

Nathan Weaver, 3 February 2011

Americans has made some very amazing novels and movies. I will admit that there are many horribly made things here, but I’m sure that Sweden or wherever you are from has flaws as well.

This is by far one of the best novels/movies I have seen in a while. It is a shame that the author never got to witness its success.

Miraya, 7 February 2011

I just watch the Sweden version of the first book and thought it was good but it also took things out of order. No matter what book it is, everyone is going to have their own image of the main characters. It’s hard to combine such an awesome but complex story into 2 hours and 3 movies. Brilliant writting and story telling. RIP Stieg.

Lisa, 8 February 2011

Dear ac.presland, sorry you don’t like American accents. But no worries, the leading man in the Hollywood remake is English.

Bob, 10 February 2011

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Phenomanal!!!!! I couldnt put them down! Have not been that enraptured by a book since…I dont know when.

Colleen M, 28 January 2011

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