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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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Discussion boards features a huge forum filled with ongoing discussions on our beloved writer.

Is your prime interest the movies being made? Or are you a huge fan of Lisbeth Salander?

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Ive never been one to read crime novels…. but what an introduction!! Fast paced, not able to put both books down!!! feeling very empty knowing that I’ll have to wait for the next stage in Salander’s life. Bring on the third novel to South Africa

Yasmin, South Africa, 21 April 2009

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I couldn’t put down both of the books. Read it through in record time, even though I am an Afrikaans girl.

Elaine Bodenstein, 19 April 2009

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These books are addictive, your life will cease to be where you are at – it will be entwined with Salander and she will dance in your thoughts both day and night.

Lysia . Sydney Australia, 19 April 2009

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I started reading “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” yesterday – up to Page 148 – am hooked! What a great writioer! This made the bookshops late last year in NZ – will be watching for the others!

Robyn (NZ), 19 April 2009

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one of the best books i have ever read…………..i feel so sad we will never get a follow up series!

notorious niki, 15 April 2009

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Ich habe vor wenigen Tagen das Buch “Verdammnis” ausgelesen.

Bis zur letzten Silbe hatte ich ein unglaublich spannendes Buch vor mir. Die Handlungen sind durchweg realistisch gemacht. Einfach nur grandios!!! Teilweise musste ich den Atem vor lauter Spannung anhalten!

Und weil ich so begeistert von diesem Buch war, habe ich mir direkt die anderen beiden Bücher “Verblendung und Vergebung” gekauft!

Ich bin von Stieg Larsson mehr als begeistert! Ein begnadeter Krimi-Schriftsteller, der seinen Erfolg leider nicht mehr erleben durfte. R.I.P.

Bielefeld (Deutschland),

Gesine Landwehr, 15 April 2009

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So many novels in this genre disappoint because they rely on plot and action to make up for poor writing, but not The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Brilliantly plotted and beautifully written, with a real feeling for place and character, it was one of those rare novels that live with you for a long time after reading.

Larsson makes his political and social points subtlely too, where so many other authors get on the soapbox.

And to think I picked it up in a bookshop on impulse…what a miss it would have been if I’d passed it by.

Banksy, Yorkshire, 14 April 2009

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Truly amazing books, the best I have ever read! Lisbeth is now my rolemodel in so many ways! It is so rare to find books that captivate me like this, and then I find a trilogy of books! I am deeply saddened that Stieg Larsson did not get to experience the amazing response on his books, and I am sorry that there are disagreements between the heirs. I am sure he would not have wanted that.

Elin, Oslo/Dubai, 14 April 2009

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I have just finished reading the girl with the dragon tattoo and i just couldn’t put it down – It’s the best book i’ve read in years. I did no office or house work and just about cooked dinner before my husband came home !!

Marion McCarthy, 14 April 2009

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I dont like crime novels, but i LOVED The girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I finished the book some days ago, but have lived with Salander in my mind eversince. Shame that Larsson is not around anymore…

Suela, Albania, 14 April 2009

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