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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 have to have a break after reading your books, nothing else quenches my thirst. In fact I experience withdrawal symptoms.

Clark Roberts, 5 December 2009

Absolutely absolutely!!! Make that 2x the withdrawal symptoms!!!

Adrian C, Singapore, 3 February 2010

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is available in 2009 edition in English both new and used and hardback and paperback on Amzaon

Derf Salt Lake City, 3 December 2009

ok, thanks:)

salvatore, 4 December 2009

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I’m writing from Calgary, Alberta in Canada. I picked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo randomly at my public library for reading while on vacation in Mexico. I had trouble putting it down. I did not realize until I was finished that this was the first one of a trilogy. I felt at the end of the book that there had to be more, so was pleased to find out that there were two more books to read. However, when I put a hold on the second book, I am 234 on a waiting list and no mention of the third book. I’m not sure if my library had not received this in paperback yet. I will have to investigate. At any rate, I an anxious to read more. As a senior, I do not usually purchase books because of the cost, so may have a bit of a wait. Oh well, it will be worth it.

Mindysmom, Calgary Canada, 2 December 2009

It was published in the UK in October. I was lucky enough to be there and bring a copy back to Miami.

Laurie, 4 December 2009

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I think that stieg larsson wanted to denounce a lot of irregularities and corruption in sweden , could have been an assasination? , I mean is there ppl happy without stieg larsson outhere?

Victor, 2 December 2009

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I read this book on holiday, what a great book. I can hardly wait to read the next two. I’d love to see the movie, I’d be fine with subtitles. I’m from Canada and the cold and snow flet so familiar.

Andrea from Ontario, 1 December 2009

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Larsson was not only an excellent writer, a wizard of detective story, but – very importantly – all he stood for is clear in his writings: human rights and anti-rasism. The world of 21st century is still full of prejudice, extermism, hypocracy, and abuse and Larsson pointed this out in every chapter. Sadly, he is no longer with us to see his bestselling trilogy win hearts and hopefully influence souls worldwide.

Danica Kicevac, 1 December 2009

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hey nilou – i got #3 from – go for it!!

librarywench, 1 December 2009

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I just re-read the last 100 pages of the third book – this writer, this human being, was incredible and his death is a HUGE loss for serious readers as well as those who know what he was fighting for was right on – Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are among the most fascinating creations ever to grace the pages of a novel – the 2nd novel left me stunned it was that good and that surprising. these are being given to my man for xmas and if he doesn’t LOVE them I may have to dump him!!

librarywench, 1 December 2009

lol to last comment – I get that totally ๐Ÿ™‚ – as for the rest of the comment – I also totally concur. A real loss not just the writer but the human being.

vivcallaghan, 2 December 2009

My gf is still starting Book 1 and has not made much progress. This is becoming a serious problem… !!! ๐Ÿ˜›

Adrian C, Singapore, 3 February 2010

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I bought the last book of the trilogy first, and after reading the reviews realized what I had done. I then decided not to read it until I had bought and read the first two books in the series. What an amazing author, I

could not put the book down, I love his characters, especially Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, what a team. I have since read the second book “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and am now on the last of the three, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest” Stieg Larsson was an incredible author what a terrible shame he died so suddenly.

Gail Farmer Wodonga Australia, 1 December 2009

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To those asking about English sub-titles. The film will be shown with English sub-titles at the Sommerville outdoor cinema at the University of Western Aistralia at the beginning of March. It is a beautiful venue under the pines in the magnificent city of Perth. I can recommend a visit, the film will be a bonus. Hope to see you there. If you can’t make it it must be playing at other venues too. Enjoy!

Vicky in Perth.

, 1 December 2009

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