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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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Best books I ever read, no doubt. It’s a damn shame Stieg Larsson couldn’t live to get the praise he deserves.

Henrik, Stockholm, 25 September 2008

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This book is better than best movies… this flip of images, thoughts, interpretations, questions, moods and feeling made my whole body spin! For three days I have read morning, afternoon and night and completly lost all sense of time (not to speak about the work which I have put apart). I have just decided to get some information about Larsson on internet and what a disappointment: I realize that the other two books are not yet published. Tooo much of a cliff hanger.

I have read the first one in italian.

Gabriella, Dubai, 21 September 2008

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I’ve just finish the first book in Spanish, translated like “Los hombres que no amaban a las mujeres”, in English: “Men who didn’t love women”. Why did they just translate the title in Spain?

I’m waiting for the second book in Spanish, but maybe I’ll read in English. I just CAN’T wait for knowing more and more.

, 19 September 2008

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Best books ever written. It’s strange; i catch myself smiling whenever Mikael or Lisbeth do something typically for their personality, as if I know them very well. It’s weird to realize that these persons don’t really exist. It’s like they’re my best friends or something. Strange.

And another thing; my girlfriend is almost about to leave me because she’s hasn’t got any attention from me the past few weeks 🙂 but dont blame me, blame Mikael and Salander.

Stieg Larsson is a legend.

, 18 September 2008

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Just finished the third book (in Danish) and was hooked just until the turn of the last page. Great story, great writing.

Plizzy, Copenhagen, 18 September 2008

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I read a lot and for me Stieg Larsson’s three books are the best three books I have ever read. I wish I was English so I had the pleasure of waiting for No 2 and 3. You are so lucky, you have something fantastic to look forward to.

Gunnel Forslund, 18 September 2008

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Firstly, I want to say what a great book, Stieg’s legacy will continue for many years to come he is a great inspiration to all aspiring journalists and writers alike. I disagree with Lynn (from Toronto 11/9/08) whole-heartedly and am grateful to have had the privilege of reading this great novel in English at all, it has a firm place in my collection of favourite reads. I am going to struggle to wait until Jan 2010 to complete the trilogy so may have to take up language lessons in the meantime. Along with J from New York, I too am sad that Stieg is no longer with us to witness the reaction to his excellent work.

David Rees, Cyprus, 17 September 2008

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Just finished ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo’ and feel it is one of the best books I have ever read. Knowing Stieg Larsson passed is truly heartbreaking. I am grateful he wrote three, but sad as well that he did not live to see the world’s reaction.

J Hamlin, New York, 16 September 2008

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I have finished the first two books in German and absolutely loved them. As others have said here, I read them absolutely everywhere and read No 2 just in two days, which is a record for me I believe. Now I’m actually learning French with No 3, as I just couldn’t wait for the paperback edition in German (apparently to be due in the UK in 01/2010 only!!!). Trying to read this book in French is actually advantageous, as it will take me ages to finish, but because Larsson writes so well, it will keep me motivated to continue!!! Thanks Stieg, I wish you were here to relish your success!!! I haven’t read any better crime novels ever!

Anya, Cornwall, UK, 16 September 2008

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I was very sad to hear that Stieg Larsson has passed away. Just the way he wrote made me wan to meet him and have long talks over a glass(or 2) of red wine.

, 15 September 2008

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