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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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I read the trilogy in a Portuguese translation of the French translation here in Brazil. Absolutely riveting!

Colin Brayton, 24 November 2009

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Am I the only person who has read a mystery/thriller almost identical to part of the story in the girl with the dragon tattoo? It is a story based on an island where there is an accident on the bridge, it is the day of the annual fiesta, includes all the details of the clowns in the procession, the photos, the window, a history of women being murdered with biblel connections. It didn’t have anyone like Lizbeth Salander although a detective went to the island to investigate, either a missing girl or a murder, can’t remember which. The part where he visits a cabin and is shot at is identical, word for word as far as I can remember. I read this book in English some years ago, it was a Nordic setting, can’t remember if it was Sweden.

anon, 23 November 2009

And you don’t remember the title or author either?! I’d love to read it! 🙂


Chris, 25 November 2009

I have had the same feeling as I am reading the first book, but I cannot remember the title or author.

Nancy Benson, 27 November 2009

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I picked up the English language paperback of …DRAGON TATTOO in a bookstore in Barcelona last July, and was promptly drawn into the lives of Micke, Lisbeth, and the story of the Vanger family mystery. Back here in the States I read the second installment, and I am forlorn until the third book hits the shelves here in NYC. These books are entrancing.

Ray Norberto/NYC, 22 November 2009

Go to Amazon. You can get the third book from the UK publication. I got mine for 20.00 and I devoured it.

ibon11, 27 November 2009

Please tell me how to get it for $20 and have it sent to the US? Ican’t find it for less then $60 + shipping. Thanks!

Steph, 28 November 2009

You can get the book on for $25 US dollar including shipping–mine arrived just a few days after ordering

Jodi, 29 November 2009

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i wish there were more books from him..

i hope the 4th book be published soon..

botan, 21 November 2009

Unfortunately Stieg is dead..

Kat, 25 November 2009

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My son bought me ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ I couldn’t put it down. I loved this book. Since then I have bought the other two books in the trilogy. Wish there were more

Eileen Baxendale, 21 November 2009

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what a great writer! love his books. from a non thriller reader..

deirdre j worner, 18 November 2009

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I just watched the first film. It was excellent! I went straight for my laptop and found this page. What a pity Stieg Larsson died. May he rest in peace. I will tell everyone I know about this film, his book’s (anti racism) should be read in school’s all around the world, I for one intend to spread the word!

Donal Hickey, 17 November 2009

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I just finished book number two and I was floored. I love this series and I could not beleive that the movie was being made. I hope it will be released in the USA because I can not wait to see it.

Dave Coulam, 16 November 2009

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Will this movie be available in the USA?

Dave Coulam, 16 November 2009

heh! what about australia?

deirdre j worner, 18 November 2009

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I was born in Norrkoping and have lived in the UK since 1971. I have recently finished the trilogy, I just could not put the books down. I would probably struggle with the original Swedish version and believe the translation is good, cannot see how it could be better bearing in mind that English is afar more word rich language than Swedish – somebody was moaning about the spelling of “gaol”- well that is of course the correct English spelling with “jail” being the simpler American spelling….. If only there were more books to look forward to in the same genre.

Barbro Z Milton Keynes, 16 November 2009

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