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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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Mankell is better;)

p, 5 February 2009

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Between Steig Larssen’s description of Sweden, the complexity of the stories and the uncompromising ass-kicking coolness of Lisbeth Salander, mixed with my second fave trilogy by Nicola Griffith and her ass-kicking Norwegian-American Aud Torvingen, I think I may just have to go to Sweden.

Never have I been so enthralled in books – I love reading but with these I found myself reading until only a few hours before I had to get up for work. I am also confident that on second reading, the picture will be so much clearer, there are probably enough layers and twists for even a third or fourth reading.

jet, 5 February 2009

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Absolutely fabulous!!!!! I love Salander ~ i now want to be a computer hacker πŸ™‚

I’m currently reading the 2nd book and i’m loving it….i really can’t wait a year for the 3rd book πŸ™

Loving, loving SL and his books… sad of his early demise.

Denise from the UK, 5 February 2009

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move over Martin Beck, Kurt Wallander… now a new genre of writing is here … three cheers for Stieg Larsson. Why did you have to die so young!

Why are the English translatons coming out so late?

Ishani Majumdar, India, 5 February 2009

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I’m about half way through “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” unabridged audiobook, and totally involved with the plot structure, characters, dialog, etc. Can’t wait until “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and 3rd unabridged audiobooks are released. I wonder if anyone knows when the Swedish film on the Trilogy will be available is the US? Thanks,

Howard from California, 4 February 2009

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Just finished the third book, planning a trip to Sweden for the movie…completely in love with Lisbeth and increasing protection on my local wireless network in these days…but i would let her in…

Stieg shows a level of respect and understanding of women I can only share and admire, also if it should be normal in anyone (and unfortunately it is not).

All important female characters are somehow great and the good male ones are the ones who respect and really love them.

Stories are fluent and able to capture you from first to last page…Actually I want to turn into a journalist, or a hacker, or a female swedish police officer…still need to decide… Love you Sally… πŸ™‚

Mick from Milan, 4 February 2009

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Larsson finished the third book for his own. It is not written by any other. Only the fourth remains unfinished and is part of a legacy conflict between Stiegs father, brother and companion in life.

drahtlos, 3 February 2009

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I finish last night the first book….great…I fall in love for Sally…

A.Milan, 3 February 2009

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@ P.Roan: Yes, Larsson was smoking much too much and drinking coffee all day – while working too much.

@ last comment: This would be an absolutely new fact. Not known, that he did not finish the third book. There isn’t any reference in alle Swedish newspaper articles or any other source to it. Even his partner didn’t tell.

Peter, 3 February 2009

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Read the books last year in swedish. Larsson died before he finished the third book, so the ending is not written by him, but it’s a great book anyway. Lisbeth Salander is my hero!

, 2 February 2009

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