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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 read the first two books in no time at all, though I tried to make the last pages last a bit longer! I couldn’t stand to leave Kalle and Lisbeth, knowing the third book is so long ahead!

I’ve always been an avid reader, but the Larsson experience is something new. As a middle-aged working mother and wife, apparently I’m not supposed to plunge into a book and become oblivious of my surroundings, that’s for teens! But my family knows better!

Graciela, Rosario, Argentina, 14 April 2009

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A man I did not, and never would have had, the pleasure to meet. I hope however that in life he was as richly appreciated as I now appreciate his work in death. A great loss.

Adrian, 13 April 2009

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I´ve just finished The Girl who played with fire, and I have to say that if I liked the first one a lot, this second one is just Great! I can´t wait for the third, but I think till November or so it won´t be in Spain. The plot is superb and the character of Lisbeth Salander fascinating. Thanks Stieg!

B. Cadavid,Santiago, Spain, 13 April 2009

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Ill begin with apologizing for my poor english.

I’m only a 18 year old swede, but I’ve inherited an avid passion for crime novels from my mother.

Reading these three books has been a great experience for several reasons. Primarily because of how superb the books were but also because of the environment in which the plot takes place.

I was born at Södermalm, Stockholm and have lived there ever since, so reading about all the places they visited was very fun.

But the thing that caught me off-guard was the fact how the first book begins, with Blomkvist sailing through the Guest harbor (?) of Arholma, and later *SPOILER* when it’s revealed that he owns a small shed in Sandhamn. I work att ferrys trafficking the Stockholm archipelago during summers, I visit Arholma almost everyday during summer and has walked past his shed several times so it was entertaining and surprising to read about in his books 🙂

So if you ever travel to Stockholm remember to go down to the quay and I’ll take you to places described in the books, you don’t want to miss the Stockholm archipelago!

Nils Erik Rönn, Stockholm, 9 April 2009

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A superb thriller, gripping from the first page. Very hard to put down. One of the truly great thriller writers who went befroe his time.

Chris Edwards. Warwick England, 8 April 2009

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I just finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a few minutes ago, and thought it was outstanding.

In fact, I just had to order the next book in the series off Amazon UK, due to the fact that it is not out here in the US till July, and I don’t want to wait!

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks. I’m quite sorry to hear that Larsson is no longer alive and writing.

Kyle, 8 April 2009

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Have just read the first book. Amazing page-turner! I’m so sad there are only three books when he had planned for eleven. Can’t wait to read the other two!

Malin Noremark, 6 April 2009

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Finished first book very addictive! couldn’t put it down, passing it on to my sister and off to buy The girl who played with fire tomorrow can’t wait.

Liz 😉

Liz, 4 April 2009

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Just finished the first book and loved it.

Thankyou so much for your time. R.I.P

Keka Pignatelli, 1 April 2009

Is this Keka from Runnymeded – Madrid?

S. Laro, 18 January 2010

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Dragon Tatoo was the best suspense novel I have ever read…and I have read hundreds. I was so stunned to learn that Larsson is gone. Does anyone know if any of his other works were translated into English?

Laurie B, California, 1 April 2009

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