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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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I loved this thriller-such a shame he has died and not had the fame he deserves for his work

A Herington, 1 October 2009

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Hope there is a positive outcome for Eva. I’m sure it is what Stieg would have wanted.

Maisie – London, 30 September 2009

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It is now 3:48 am PST on September 30th, and I just finished “The First Who Played With Fire”. I am speechless! Mr. Larsson, wherever you are, BRAVO! Thank you for returning the heroine back into literature. I look for forward to the last novel, and I am sure it will be better than that first two. A million thanks.

A. Nairi, California, 30 September 2009

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I just completed reading the second book and find myself feeling at last sympathetic towards Lisbeth.

the inputs about Swedish life(if it is anything like it has been described here) were interesting

Bharathi, 30 September 2009

beilve me,, theres a lot in those inputs of swedish life.

began to smile and like a lot of thetidbits after two years in that country coming from India.

can stat with the treu feeling of ‘cold’ as described when he goes to the outhouse to start his invetigation, the conceot of the summer home, etc etc

Ferdinand, 4 October 2009

knew that the cold was extreme, but the place is so desolate, I’m thankful for our climate here in India, btw, how did you know I was from India?! but the swedish characters are very good, I adore Mikael and erica

, 5 October 2009

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Just read the last book of the Millenium triloghy and enjoyed very much. Couldn’t take my eyes of it before ending. They are literally something I have never experienced what comes to crime books. I could say they are like Harry Potter storys, but for adults.

Tellus, 29 September 2009

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Where do we purchase the movies with English Subtitles?

, 29 September 2009

Yes!!……..where can we get these???

Nan, USA, 4 October 2009

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Thsese are exceptional good books. I am waiting for the third book. When will it be released in the USA?

I think Lisbeth a take off of a real person…..?????

Bettie Towns, 28 September 2009

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jeg digger bøkene som Stieg larsson har skrevet 🙂 det er virkelig bøker som får deg helt med i historien, og du blir så ivrig at du ikke kan kegge fra deg boken! de er fantastisk skrevet, og det er skikkelig dumt at han gikk bort :'( håper virkelig at den 4. boken kommer på trykk! ;-D

ivrig leser ;-D, 27 September 2009

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i have read the first two books and am eagerly awaiting the next one.thoroughly enjoyed them both,heard there are some movies but only seen them advertised on e-bay and only in the swedish language.hoping they’ll be in english.

d.williams, 27 September 2009

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I just rec’d the The Girl Who Played With Fire and thorough enjoyed the Dragon Tattoo. After being in a Dean Koontz rut for at least 30 of the last 40 books I’ve read, Larsson is really refreshing and different for me. Being an American, thank goodness I can Google what I don’t know about Sweden.

He died way too young!

Paula in California, 24 September 2009

just finished ‘the girl who played with fire’ 10 minutes ago-then saw in the endpiece larsson had died! sadly,my first thought was ‘oh no, no more books! ran to my computer and read about him: sounds like he was a great guy, besides being a wonderful writer. you’re right paula…he died way too young. dick cheney will probably live to 104…

patty in mexico, 26 September 2009

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