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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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I have just discovered this truly amazing author to find out that he no longer exists !!!…. What a shock to my system…. Hornets nest really opened my eyes … soooo much going on that we know nothing about in every country’s politics….soooo much bullshit !!… Now I shall hunt down all the other books, few as they are.

Linda Denham-Botha Capetown S.A, 14 September 2010

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I wish there were more books and that he hadn’t died so young. Just love them and am now into the last one. Will really miss these when I’m done.

Love how he describes Grenada in the 2nd book – and quite accurately, may I add, since we live here. Apparently, he visited here a few times and was quite familiar with it. I wish that Grenada would have been depicted in the 2nd movie. I think it’s really rubbish that Hollywood is remaking these. Almost every time Hollywood decides to remake something that ain’t broke, they mess it up. That’s what they did with the BBC version of “Pride and Prejudice”. Every. Single. Time. “Death at a Funeral” also. The Swedish version is great and they should just leave it at that.

Negin, 12 September 2010

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MARIANNI, 12 September 2010

She has only the first 200 pages

Rob, 12 September 2010

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I wish he was still with us.

Imagine a whole series of books about Blomkvist and Lisbeth!

… He may have written another book and hid it somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

anyway those 3 books are just AWESOME. Stieg was a genius.

Rob, 12 September 2010

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The Cheltenham Film Festival is showing all 3 films back-to-back on the 1st October 2010 – – looks like it’ll be an amazing opportunity to go and watch all of these amazing books in one go!

Martin, 11 September 2010

Films….. Wow ! can we get them here in Capetown ?

Linda Denham-Botha 14 sept 2010, 14 September 2010

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Me encantaron los 3 libros, espero que llegue pronto las peliculas a Mexico

Celina, 9 September 2010

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how did he die?

, 8 September 2010

He died from an heart attack in his office in november 2004. His office was located at the seventh floor and one morning the elevator was out of order. He walked the stairs and when he reached his office his heart stopped.

Sad end for a great man. Rest In Peace.

Thomas, 10 September 2010

Do we know for sure that he died of a heart attack? He was editor in chief of a magazine, that , like Blomkvist, was exposing secrets about Sapo. Could they have murdered him and made it look like a heart attack in the Swedish news?

Tamar, 20 September, 2010, 21 September 2010

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just finished reading all 3 books. it’s very exciting, unputdownable. Stayed up a lot of nights reading one book after another. Too bad that I can’t read anymore this series.

kitamura, 8 September 2010

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Am almost finished with Hornets nest and can’t believe the fact that this is the end! I have not been able to put these books down. I do hope someone is allowed to finish #4 book. Loved every minute of each book.

Jennyf, 8 September 2010

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Just finished reading the first book, and I absoluty loved it! My birthday is arriving Friday and I think I will treat myself to the other two books. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really wish this brilliant mind was still alive.

sarakiima, 8 September 2010

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