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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 this minute finished the last book of The millennium trilogy. I would put Stieg Larsson at the top of my list as my favorite author. I was totally shocked half way through the Hornets Nest, to be told that Stieg was dead. ( I don’t like to read the back of the sleeve) …then I read this dribble that he apparently did not write the book ( The Australian Newspaper-Jan 27 ) as he was incapable…….is this a conspiracy? I found the 3 books impossible to put down and the plot twists facinating. Apparently there were 7 more books he was planning to follow up with. I am at a loss a what to read next!

Posted by Emma B-K in Perth, Australia , 27 januari 2010

Emma Perth, Australia, 28 January 2010

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The first book was great, the second was greater und the third was undescribable. Afterwards I was in a black hole. I can’t nearly believe that the story doesn’t go on. I love all figures. I’m very sad with the death of Stieg Larsson. Such a loss.

Ina, Germany, 27. Januar 2010, 27 January 2010

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My reading in the last week..Herman Hesse’s, Goldmund and Narcissus I will keep it close to me forever, a life partner. The trilogy, a thrilling, scintillating, exotic, intoxicating and inspiring one night stand. I’ll hold that secret smile for a long time to come. Blessed too to get to read them all in such a short time, I advise! Thank you Kris Kindle.

Harry, Éire., 25 January 2010

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I understand that Lisbeth was loosly based on Stieg’s niece and Kalle was based on himself.

anne, 25 January 2010

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I have “the girl with the dragon tattoo” . It is very exciting and it is great ! . It isn’t popular in Turkey. Because only first book translated to the Turkish.

crazyy, 25 January 2010

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Hi! i loved millennium trilogy so much that

i got inspired to draw!

Anyone who want to see the result please check this link :

Janina, Portugal, 24 January 2010

Olá Janina! É bom encontrar alguém “lá da terra”!

De Alfama Lisboa

Trnaslation: Hi Janina! It’s good to meet someone from back home

Maria from Lisbon Portugal, 6 February 2010

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I have just finished reading Stieg Larssons’ trilogy Millenium – in Portuguese tanslated from the French edition. I have mixed feelings now: on one hand I am sad because I know it is all over. On the other hand I am greatful because I have read it. Reading Larsson is almost hypnotic. He stimulates our curiosity and our “passion” for the main characters. But I believe it goes beyond simple “entertainment”. I do not think I will be able to read a newspaper the same way I did before.

ESK, Brazil, 24 January 2010

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The books are not so popular in Russia these days as the first one is just been translated, but the ones who read the 3 ones are waiting for the movies and for the 4th book as well (even if without the main part) – at least the writer managed to create the characters and we can switch on our imagination

Amira, 24 January 2010

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I am just finishing the 3rd book and I can’t believe that this gifted author is dead. My heart breaks when I think of Eva who undoubtedly was Larsson’s Berger. What a terrible loss with his passing.

D.Wilbanks, Washington State, USA, 24 January 2010

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I was so sorry to read about Steigs death, I only got the Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest yesterday and I am so enjoying it, but with a tinge of sadness at the waste of such a wonderful talent.

Glasgow Annie, 24 January 2010

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