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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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Stieg Larsson. Torrassuaq! (Torrassuaq means very good or perfect in greenlandic)

Kistâra Aviana Motzfeldt Vahl, Nuuk Greenland., 29 December 2008

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I Love Stieg Larsson’s use of language and his characthers in his books. Stieg Torrak! (Torrak means perfect or very good in greenlandic)

Kistâra Aviana Motzfeldt Vahl, 29 December 2008

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When I finished the first book I thought I would not be able to wait for the second one, I needed to have it immediately. I’m now nearly finishing the 2nd one and I have the feeling that I can’t do anything else but trying to find 5 minutes to continue with the reading. It is just unbelievable how someone can move you so deeply only writing, with no images, no sound, only his imagination and his ability to write it¡¡¡¡ Amazing. A pity he passed away so young and with such a great future in front of him

Maria, Barcelona, 29 December 2008

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Auf Seite 29 des Buches “Verdammnis” kauft Lisbeth Salander Batterien für ihr Apple Power Book G4 Titanium mit 17″ Bildschirm. Das Power Book G4 Titanium wurde zwischen 2001 – 2003 hergestellt – allerdings nur mit einem 15″ Bildschirm. Schade!

Gunnar, 28 December 2008

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By page 468 I was crying, and then I was right back into the ethical questions. No more time for tears. What a great read. I can´t wait until the English paperback comes out in 2009! What a pity he´s gone.

Annie Got Her Gunn, 28 December 2008

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Superb suspense, no question.

But too much fill-up – how many cups of coffee and open sandwiches per page? The prose is a journalist’s. Such a haste to meet the deadline. Good prose should enhance a story more deeply without having to revert to coffee-drinking and a change of weather. I miss the Bildung of a Bildungsroman. I think it was intended to be. Building up of suspense is the main strength of the trilogy. That said, I couldn’t put any of the three books down. Please read the books and let us hope the best for the movies. I am a bit shaky about them.

R.I.P. Stieg Larsson

philip, 27 December 2008

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The first two books of Millenium trilogy are fantastic! I am waiting for “Castles in the Sky”… thanks Stiegs for this gift!

Enrica, Bari, IT, 24 December 2008

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yes f course in Poland first novel has just appreared, I’ve started reading yesterday. wait for two other part: ‘the girl with the dragon tatoo’ and ‘the girl who played with fire….

the book is great…Blonqvist and his assistant are the great character… I remember Robert Ludlum…

LArsson is as fantastic as Ludlum

foremann, 18 December 2008

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In Poland first novel has just appreared. I have finished reading it few days ago. I cannot wait for two other parts of Millenium-series. Great book, which keeps the tension. And character of Mikael Blomqvist is great.

Anna (PL), 17 December 2008

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I finished last weekend the books in Spanish, titles are “Los hombres que no amaban a las mujeres” and “La chica que soñaba con una cerilla y un bidón de gasolina”. I think title for 1st novel in Spanish (or italian as I see below) better plots the essential message for the 2 novels. 2nd book is even more thrilling than 1st. Unfortunately third release in Spanish will be in June 09.

xida, 17 December 2008

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