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

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Journaliste moi-même, je ne puis qu’apprécier avec respect l’extraordinaire travail de recherche et de documentation réalisé par Stieg Larsson pour créer sa trilogie. On ne peut que regretter que ce fantastique écrivain soit parti si vite. On peut imaginer l’?uvre qu’il aurait pu produire s’il était resté en vie.

Pierre De Greef Belgium/France, 10 January 2010

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I just finished reading the third and last book of the trilogy, wauw I am deeply impressed!!! I have never ever read books like these three before, magnificent. It is a great loss that Mr Stieg Larsson has passed away at such an early age, the world has lost a great and passionate writer.

Boudina/the Netherlands, 10 January 2010

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Absolutely love his first two books. Looking forward to reading the third. How incredibly sad that there will be no more books. What a talent!

Lynne from Doncaster, Melbourne, 10 January 2010, 10 January 2010

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I’m so upset that there will be no more Stieg Larsson novels. I loved the whole series. Read it with blearied eyes after a week of non stop reading.

Cheers from Down Under, 10 January 2010

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I fell upon his first book because of the Title.

I loved it, and went straight for the second and looking forward to reading the final in the trilogy So sorry to see such talent die young. Sadder still that there will be no more books of his to read.

, 10 January 2010

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It has been years since I read something so good! Larsson is a tremendous writer and I share all his passion to fight against discrimination and any sort of extremism. He is an inspiring person and put the proper seeds in the hearts of people that read his books.

Jorge Brown Segui-Gold Coast/Australia, 10 January 2010

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The books are wonderful, and the film was excellent. However I feel the basic story was left out of the film.

I think that if you had not read the book then you would not understand the importance of Millennium and Erika in Mikael’s life, and why he ended up investigating the “Harriet” mystery. It will be interesting to see how the real story can be brought into the next film, thats is, if the next two books are made into films.

kathryn Scotland, 9 January 2010

I agree aboutt the film. I thought it was very disappointing. Lisbeth is an unusual/difficult character, yet there is supposed to be something about her that Mikael (and others) find(s) compelling. I don’t think that came across at all in the film. Not well cast? Too complex a book and too many aspects to the relationships and interaction between characters – not an easy film to make.

Susan Shervington, 9 January 2010

Perhaps it’s harder for a female to see Lisbeth’s attraction; as a male I didn’t get what Erika et al were supposed to see in Mikael? However, to imagine Brad Pitt or George Clooney in any of the roles is well nigh impossible. And who would play the role of Lisbeth?

LHE in the ‘Peg, 10 January 2010

What is the title of the movie? when was it produced and only in Europe, Juidth Canada, 11 January 2010

Naomi Watts would be Lisbeth Salander

J weideman, 13 January 2010

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loved it, I could not put ‘The girl with the Dragon Tattoo down’

! I cannot wait for the Australian release of the film in 2010.

, 9 January 2010

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Is there a movie of the books planned?

Lonna Calas, 9 January 2010

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Just say NO!

to a Hollywood remake in honour of Stieg Larsson’s memory.

LHE in the ‘Peg, 9 January 2010

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