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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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I just finished reading “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” because I wanted to know what the fuzz was all about. I got to say that I was absorbed by the book from the get go, however by the last few chapters I began to feel disappointed by the way the story unraveled. As I finished reading the last page I couldn?t help feeling manipulated by cheap writing tricks. I won’t be reading his other two books, I won?t be part of the millennium mass consumption. It was a good thing that I read the book at the bookshop in the US where I didn?t have to purchase it.

Reb/Madrid, Spain, 25 June 2009

Estoy de acuerdo en lo que dices, me enganche desde el primer momento pero hacia el final me decepciono

Mm, 22 September 2009

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Please say if ther s a 4th book!!!!!

JmSusierra, 24 June 2009

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I’ve read the first and second books and I’ve just started the third one…I was looking forward to having it and finally here it is!…I fell in love with the first book almost at the first page and I could not put it away a moment…same for the second one and I’m starting to feel the same about the last one (sadly)…Stieg is one of the greatest writers I’ve ever read and it is a shame he died so much young and without knowing what amount of people love their books…

I saw the film too and taken into account how difficult is to translate a book to a film, I ended up quite happy with the result…

Teresa/Madrid/Spain, 24 June 2009

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Exquisite books, a violent disillusioned and intriguing plot that reveals the real problems of our society, communicated through a fresh direct and at times harsh journalistic style

Ludo Crisanti/ Italy, 19 June 2009

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I could not stop reading!!! That is really all you have to say about all 3 millenium-books. Exciting and Intriguing Story in exactly the right kind of writing and when you are done reading, you would feel empty and really want more!!

So please give us more stuff about Lisbeth & Co. I love it!!!

Katharina/Germany, 19 June 2009

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Larsson’s passion for his cause shows in his compelling writing. Way to go Salander…This woman kicks ass. I’m at work now and didn’t get to sleep at all last night. Just had to finish reading about her exploits in The Girl Who Played With Fire.

Bea/Philippines, 18 June 2009

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Only 2 days !!!! 18 June 2009: 500,000 volumes of “Millenium 3. Luftslottet som sprängdes” in Catalan and Spanish translation on sale! We are waiting for “La reina…”

Francisco – Catalonia – Spain, 16 June 2009

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Thanks Luthien I’d heard contradictory versions of the translations into Catalan and I was not sure of that to do…


Gràcies Luthien havia sentit versions contradictòries de les traduccions al català i no estava segura de que fer…


Gracias Luthien había oído versiones contradictorias de las traducciones al catalán y no estaba segura de que hacer…

Catalonia / Catalunya, 16 June 2009

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Who will star as Salandar in the movie I wonder…

, 16 June 2009

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I’m finishing the second one, and I’ve read both in Catalan. I enjoyed it a lot!

Estic acabant el segon, i els he llegit tots dos en català. M’han agradat molt!

Estoy acabando el segundo, y los he leído ambos en catalán. ¡Me han gustado mucho!

Luthien, 15 June 2009

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