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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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Book nr. 1 is fantastic, can’t wait until book nr. 2 will be translated into Icelandic, I think it will be this september. It’s a real shame that Stieg doesn’t get to see his work be adored and loved.

Thank you Stieg

Rest in pease..

Sandra Nielsen, 23 August 2009

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Good, good from Matadepera, two people.


ERG, 23 August 2009

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loved the first book and was amazed at how i was immersed in the swedish culture however briefly, also i have to wonder is there a real lisbeth? the character was so well put together was it all imagination?

dave, kentucky, 23 August 2009


, 25 January 2010

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As soon as I finished the first one I had to have the second immediately! The most intriguing and absorbing books I have ever read, cannot wait for the last one. I have started reading other books but everything else is inadequate compared. I keep hoping Lisbeth will turn up and hack into their computers. Such a pity Larsson isn’t around to see the impact his books have had.

Linda, 23 August 2009

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Did lisbeth survived?, o, god, it`s a wonderful book, i have no word, i lived every word, and i can`t wait for the 3-th volume; I read in romanian, and will apper next year here; probably i will find a way for get it in english;..

It`s a story with characters that we would like to live with,..we wish to be ; i wish i coul say “thank you very much,!“to Stieg Larsson and probably he would enjoy that…will never know; so, cheers!

, 22 August 2009

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I am not usually a fan of crime/thriller fiction and the GWTD Tattoo sat on my bookshelf for a few months before I got round to it. Outstanding, both the Salander and Blomqvist characters are exquisitely drawn and very powerful. This is both a fantastic thriller but also a wonderfull piece of modern literature.

Mikedb, 22 August 2009

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Je viens à peine de terminer la lecture de ”The girl with the dragon tatoo” et j’ai adoré.J’ai bien hâte de poursuivre les aventures de Lisbeth Salander dans le deuxième tome de la saga Millenium.C’est vraiment tout un personnage.

Y.Tassé, 21 August 2009

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I have completed the first 2 books. Stieg Larsson has far surpassed anything I have ever read. I look forward to reading book #3, I would like to see a book #4, but it has to be 100% Stieg Larsson.

Alex Nemchenko, 20 August 2009

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What a great legacy Stieg has left us. I am just finishing book2 and can’t wait for book3 but might wait to savour it as I will feel very empty after it.

Like everyone I am in love with Lisbeth and also sincerely hope that Tarantino and Jolie don’t get near the movies. There are so many less well-known but talented people out there (like Stieg was), I hope the films can be done with skill and atmosphere like Stieg’s books and not with special effects, explosions, guns blazing and people flying around on wires in front of blue screens. If only Stieg and Ingmar Bergman were alive we would have some masterpieces of cinema…

praying for book4, 20 August 2009

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I haven’t read the books yet…but they’re here, on my desk! Can’t wait to get home and start reading. I am so excited!!! …just imagine – the whole Salander’s world is still waiting for me to discover it…

Monika Jakubowska, Luton, UK, 20 August 2009

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