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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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These books are absolutely teriffic reads. I have read the first 2 and am waiting to read the third. As a librarian in cleveland Ohio I highly recommend Stieg Larsson’s books. HNB

Oxley, 29 December 2009

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Sry, but my english is so bad, so I write my comment in german.

Es ist wirklich bedauerlich, dass ein so großartiger Schriftsteller so früh verstorben ist. Ein Traum von mir wäre, wenn es ein Schriftsteller wagen würde, die Konzepte von Larson für die Bücher 4 bis 6 in packende Krimis zu verwandeln, der Norden Europas hat so viele großartige Autoren.

R.I.P Stieg Larson

Black, 29 December 2009

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Ah, such mixed feelings. I Loved all three books, partly through the 2nd one a nagging thought surfaced, “I bet he was killed”. There would be some who felt he knew too much. So upon doing a little research I wasn’t surprised to hear he had received many death threats over the years. I am so saddened by the fact he is no longer with us, and so grateful for the cracking good read he has provided us: interesting and human characters, absorbing storylines, a sense of expose many of us sense is not too far from the real truth. But you know what, I would rather he were still with us and forgo this sense of literary satisfaction. Well done Steig, R.I.P.

julian noel, 29 December 2009

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The millenium books are the most amazing books I have ever read. It saddens me deeply to know that such a brilliant writer, is not able to see the pleasure his creations have brought others.

OB, 29 December 2009

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I found the series most entertaining and the Salander character really fascinating! This girl is an alien from space in some ways – does not relate to any tradition, moral, religious, social, cultural or even culinary. Which is refreshing. But – she is half Russian and her monstrous father is Russian proper – which for me is half funny half sad – those AWFUL eastern Europeans, only they can be that nasty… Greetings from Eastern Europe 🙂

Asia, 28 December 2009

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Just finished reading the “Tattoo” after staying in for 3 days! One afternoon of those days, I was reading by the window and as the night was coming, I didnt want to leave it and go to turn the lights on..I did only when I couldnt see a thing! Amazing book! Starting the 2nd one tomorrow!

Ananas, 28 December 2009

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I was told by someone that Stieg had outlines for many more books completed before his death – hopefully, someone in the family will keep the books coming by allowing someone to write posthumously from his outlines – it could keep their inheritance growing and coming formany years to come. Such a shame Stieg could not have enjoyed all of this fame and fortune. Great Books – all three – not released in USA until june 2010 = purchased a copy from UK of Hornet’s Nest – wonderful! Sad w hen when I was finished. Paula – St. Louis, Missouri, USA

, 28 December 2009

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Do you think he (Stieg Larsson) really died of a heart attack?

, 28 December 2009


julian, 29 December 2009

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william mcgirr., 27 December 2009

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i read the first book of the trilogy the girl with the dragon tattoo and i loved it i can’t wait for the second.

and i wondered when the second book will publish in turkiye thanks.

Ouz Arikan, 27 December 2009

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