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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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In his book, Forshaw (and other writers as well) fail to mention one of the most inventive moments in the trilogy: as Lisbeth’s hand emerges from the earth, a passing fox sees this and runs off in terror. Of course an animal would not so react; it paraphrases the reader’s shock. A moment in a million. Too bad it would have been so hard to film.

Richard, DE, 26 July 2010, 27 July 2010

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Havent read anything so good in a long time, a pity he cannot continue with his writing-

Linda, 26 July 2010

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I loved the second book. Now I have to read the third and full of hope waiting for a fourth one. The Millennium Series are absolutely the best books ever thanks to Stieg Larssons.

I like his writing too much that I really want to know what other books he had written before he died. Please comment as a reply of my interest.

RIP Stieg Larsson


María Fernanda Jaén., 26 July 2010

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When will the more condensed paperback verison of the girl who kicked the hornet’s nest be released?

I am absolutely in love the series!! It’s so much of a rush I can’t put them down.

K, Topeka KS, 23 July 2010

I just bought the third one, once I finished the second one. Could not wait for paperback. Cannot stop reading it. This Salander deserves my short sleep at night

L Dallas, TX, 28 July 2010

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I am just starting The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest – know I will race thru it – and love it as much his first two Girls. Know I will be sad, too, that this will be the end of the trilogy. Dynamite reading.

Claire, Encinitas CA, 20 July 2010

I know… I was there not that long ago

I felt like an orphan for a while… couldn’t believe it was over. Then I started all over again and I found the 3 movies online too.

acm, Dallas TX, 1 August 2010

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I only read the first one and I loved the plot so engrossing and well written, I heartily recommend it to everyone who loves mystery novels.

Marco N.W. Italy, 20 July 2010

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Perverted and far fetched stories by a man with a Nazi paranoia.

A T Dinsdale, 19 July 2010

It is so common and mundane for a nobody loser to connect to a famous person, to criticize (even to kill him e.g. John Lennon) to try to get a little acknowledgement for themselves. Just go away and shut up!

Slowhands, 24 July 2010

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I just finished the The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest and am so sorry that this fantastic author is not able to continue his craft. All three books were great reads but I liked the last one best.

, 19 July 2010

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The girl with the dragon tattoo is in my all time top 5 books, a gripping read. i have just watched the film and its a fantastic adaptation. i will be starting the next book today.

Paul M Hodgson, 18 July 2010

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I love her, she is preoccupied to make closest movies to the reality of life, I love the way she caricaturists in Millennium.

Over here the named “The girl with the dragon tattoo”, Wrong!

The Best of the best to Noomi and Millennium is excellent film!

Adolfo Fofis July 7 2010, 18 July 2010

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