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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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In my adult life I’ve rarely read novels. I began reading the first novel, (tattoo) and then read all three within a three week span. Great reading, really a page turner, each one. Too bad Larsson is no longer with us.

Ted, 4 December 2010

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Best books I’ve ever read in my life by far! You are hot Nooni.xx

Dee from Australia, 30 November 2010

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Love them and can’t put the books down!

Delilah in Milpitas

Delilah Manriquez, 30 November 2010

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I’ve just read all 3 books. Very sad that there will be no more from this talented author. But I’m stunned that this brilliant couple did not foresee the legal mess that Eva is in right now. What kind of community property rights are “the norm” in Sweden when a couple make a decision to co-habitate? Do they consider community property rights at all before they make a decision to work and live together?

Dorothea Couzens- California, 28 November 2010

I’m sorry Dorthea but I feel the way you do. Can you say the word GREED on the brother and father’s part! The sadder thing is Eva not agreeing to finish and release the 4 book. She had to be inside of Stieg’s head after editing the first 3 books. Who better to finish the 4th book. I could think of several American writers who could maybe do it justice but that would never happen, Dean Koontz or James Patterson. Eva at the least deserves a 1/3 share of any royalties from the books ot movies. We just watched the 2nd movie and it was as good as the first.

I’m still reading the “Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest” and the 3rd movie is pre-ordered from Amazon for a Jan. 2011 release in DVD.

John Johnsen – USA, 12 December 2010

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Great actress with great film theme, like her character and even greater trilogy. And if there fourth book, which I doubt, but I would understand why not hustle for another great success…

Maozedong, 26 November 2010

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“dragon tattoo” = dynomite book — movie just kept coming at you – excellent!!!

Yvonne M, 24 November 2010

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I am a fan of the books and the movies as well. I dread the thought of Hollywood messing up with the remakes which will certainly won’t be as faithful to the books as the swedish movies were. There will be car chases of course, too much gore, too much sex and I hate to imagine what Lisbeth will look like … redone with “the Hollywood touch” !

Lyse Middleton, 23 November 2010

I agree. I hope they stay true to Lisbeth’s real character!

An., 28 November 2010

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“The Girl who kicked the Hornets Nest iis riveting. Nooni Rapace is a wonderful, actress. The underlying book is tight and spellbinding. We have seen the Trilogy. Though we are not sure if Hollywood would do justice to a remake.

Good luck to Eva Gabrielson who shared Steig’s life and the threats to her life to obtain her fair share of the successful films.

Lilo Werner, 23 November 2010

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I absolutely loved the books the characters were captivating. Lisabeth Salander was exceptional in everything she did and stood for. We all have a streak of her morality to indentify with. I loved her stubbornness. So sad the author died unexpectantly, he is extraordinary in telling a tale of intrigue and getting you to love the characters. I hope book number 4 was almost complete. Ten books of that caliber would have been amazing.

L. Rainy, 22 November 2010

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Have just finished the third book of the trilogy, read ’til 4.30 this morning. I think it is the best I have ever read. I don’t think anyone could play salander better than Noomi Rapace. What a brilliant actor. Bring on No 4. Stieg Larsson… what a loss

Jutta…… Australia…

, 22 November 2010

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