Stieg Larsson

Eva Gabrielsson

Arguably best known for being the long-time partner of the late Stieg Larsson, the famous Swedish novelist who wrote the Millennium series, Eva Gabrielsson has established herself as a notable author, architect, feminist, and prominent activist in the political arena.

Who is Eva Gabrielsson?

Born on November 17th, 1953, Eva Gabrielsson has lived an almost storied life that has eva gabrielssonincluded many different activities which have mostly been associated with her partner, Stieg Larsson, in a relationship that lasted from 1974 to his untimely death in 2004.

Her Life with Larsson

The relationship grew out of love and mutual interest in the politics of Sweden which continued for the entire time that they were together. With Larsson being one of the most noted experts on the neo-Nazi movement in Sweden, Eva joined him in helping to expose these extreme right-wing, anti-democratic organizations which carried with it the risks of danger to them both.


Therefore, Eva and Stieg never married because he feared that the anti-Nazi work he was doing would put her at risk of assassination just like him. There would be no paper trail to link them together in terms of their financial or legal status so she could remain clear of any retaliation from the extremists. The 30 years she spent with Stieg are chronicled in her book, “There are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me”, an autobiography that reveals much about their lives together.

In her autobiography, she described Stieg as many things, including an unsuccessful journalist and businessman, a feminist, and a fighter for social causes along with being a force against the neo-Nazi movement in Sweden. Larsson founded Expo, an anti-fascist publication in 1995 and began to create the Millennium series which became an international success. Three of his works of the planned 10-volume series were published and a fourth was planned with about 200 pages already written.

Unfortunately for Eva, when Stieg died unexpectedly in 2004 from a heart attack, she was in no position to take control of his estate because he didn’t leave a will behind. Instead, according to Swedish law, Larsson’s estate went to his father and brother, even though Stieg had been estranged from his father for quite some time. In fact, Stieg had spent a considerable amount of time during his childhood with his grandparents who essentially raised him for nine years.

Eva was left out in the cold essentially and to this day has felt like she was dispossessed because of the situation with the estate and how Stieg’s father and brother have managed it since his death.

Eva’s Fight for Larsson’s Legacy

With Stieg’s father and brother running the estate, Eva has been negotiating with them over control of his works. Since Eva has made some noted contributions to the works of Stieg Larsson, the legal rights have been in dispute since his death.

This has not prevented the media rights from being sold for the creation of three Swedish films from the Millennium series, which includes “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played with Fire”, and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”, all three starring Noomi Rapace, who has gone on to a successful career in American films. In addition, an English version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” was made starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.

Eva’s fight has been over the literary rights to all of Stieg’s work and she has refused an offer of $3.3 million from Stieg’s father and brother to settle the matter. She has claimed in interviews that she will not be bought, so the fight continues.

Author

Her most famous work is arguably her memoir about her life with Stieg, but she has authored other works which have gained in prominence as well. She has stated that it was never her intention to write an account of her life with Stieg, but rather it was a coping process after losing her partner to help get through the grief. She had kept a diary of their time together and turned that into a book, the title of which comes from a time in which Larsson was on a trip to Africa in 1977 and believed that he would not make it back.

She has co-authored several books and literary projects which includes a government study in Sweden on creating sustainable housing, a monograph about co-habitation, and a new study with Per Olof Hallman, a noted Swedish urban planner.

Other Information

In addition to her own works, she has translated the novel “The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick into the Swedish language. She has been a tireless advocate to end violence against women, and she continues her architectural practice that involves both office and housing construction. A part of her work in this field involves an initiative by the European Union to fashion architecture that is sustainable in the region of Dalecarlia.

One of the more interesting theories that has been bandied about by those who knew Stieg Larsson, most notably his friends Kurdo Baksi and Anders Hellberg, is that the Millennium series is something that was out of character for the author. His friends are convinced that Eva Gabrielsson had something to do with writing it and perhaps even co-authored the work.

Eva has been quoted several times on the subject, including one interview where a co-authorship was implied. However, she has clarified her statements since that time stating that it was Stieg Larsson who was responsible for the craftsmanship and writing of the series. Her contributions were more along the lines of suggesting some content which included some ideas that she had regarding the work.

In any event, Eva Gabrielsson remains a strong figure in Sweden and while closely associated with her late partner Stieg Larsson, she has managed to carve out her own identity.


317 comments on “Eva Gabrielsson”

  • - Inger L., Nittedal, Norway, 17 Mars 2010 says:

    Eva Gabrielsson, I am just about to finish the 3rd book of your life companion Stieg Larsson. I really must say that this triology have been the most exciting reading I ever had. All honour to Stieg Larsson for his writing. I really hope that you will manage to finish the 4th book in this Millennium story, if it is really true that it excist. I am sure, if Stieg Larsson lived today, it would be his intention to publish it. Please, I really hope that you will make it come true. And that the rest of his family will accept that you will make it published too. I really wish you all the best and good luck further and lots of happiness and peacefullness in the future.

    - - Inger L., Nittedal, Norway, 17 Mars 2010,


  • Ilene Leigh says:

    Stieg Larsson’s book are wonderful. It is a major dissapointment that there are no more wonderful stories to read by this incredible author. I consider myself priveleged to have been able to read the books he did write.

    - Ilene Leigh,


  • Carmen Penido Monteiro says:

    I loved the first book of the trilogy which I read from the translation to Portuguese. I gave my daughter to read and she also loved it. So sad that Stieg is dead! I would like to know if there is a CD in English of his books. I am Brazilian and Larsson is already a blockbuster here.

    - Carmen Penido Monteiro,


  • Pamela says:

    I’ve just seen the movie. Had never heard of the books (sorry!) Loved it and now must read the books!!

    Pamela

    - Pamela,


  • S Kotze says:

    How did Stieg Larsson died?

    - S Kotze,


    • Bette, says:

      There actually is something you can do. There is a website set up where you can donate money directly to Eva.http://www.supporteva.com/us/THey recommend a minimum of a $3.00 donation for each book you read and enjoyed if you are annoyed by the situation. If you’re upset donate 7.00 and if you are really furious donate more than $15.00 for each book and movie seen.http://www.supporteva.com/us/

      - Laurie200,


  • admin says:

    An amazing page turner and am now onto the last book of the trilogy – cant’ wait to see the movie! Thought provoking, confronting, spell binding are just a few….

    A must read for anyone!

    Cathy

    Melbourne Australia


  • S Kotze says:

    How did Stieg Larsson died?

    - S Kotze,


    • Bette, says:

      Edith….Compromise! The family take all that Eva is entitled to and you expect her to concede just so you can get another book!Eva obviously has morals & principles that shouldn’t be broken…

      - Sascha,


  • admin says:

    An amazing page turner and am now onto the last book of the trilogy – cant’ wait to see the movie! Thought provoking, confronting, spell binding are just a few….

    A must read for anyone!

    Cathy

    Melbourne Australia


  • S Kotze says:

    How did Stieg Larsson died?

    - S Kotze,


  • yours truly says:

    I really hope the Swedish justice system is able to correct its gaping flaw and give Ms. Gabrielsson control of Mr. Larsson’s legacy. The injustice that has been meted out to her in regards to her life partner is staggeringly brutal.

    - yours truly,


  • yours truly says:

    I really hope the Swedish justice system is able to correct its gaping flaw and give Ms. Gabrielsson control of Mr. Larsson’s legacy. The injustice that has been meted out to her in regards to her life partner is staggeringly brutal.

    - yours truly,


  • Steffe says:

    I am sure that Eva’s book will be an interesting read. And I am also sure it will be a best seller. 32 years with Herr Larsson is a long time, and I am sure she knew him “like a book.” (pun intended).

    - Steffe,


  • Steffe says:

    I am sure that Eva’s book will be an interesting read. And I am also sure it will be a best seller. 32 years with Herr Larsson is a long time, and I am sure she knew him “like a book.” (pun intended).

    - Steffe,


  • L Huhges says:

    Eva Gabrielsson should not be facing the problems with Stieg Larssons brother and father. He shared 32 years with Ms Gabrielsson and that should clearly make her the inheritor of at least half his estate. It should be up to his life partner to handle his creative legacy since she was there as a key sounding board during the writing of his books. I thought Swedish law would be more progressive.

    - L Huhges,


    • Olaf, says:

      I feel the same way too, I think that after living with him for so long and having the same believes she can continue the series. I hope that someday his father and brother can give her what is rightfully hers.

      - Fatima Ayala,


    • CRS, says:

      I could not agree moreCAS

      - ,


    • Frank, says:

      Steves not dead. Hes at home playi


  • L Huhges says:

    Eva Gabrielsson should not be facing the problems with Stieg Larssons brother and father. He shared 32 years with Ms Gabrielsson and that should clearly make her the inheritor of at least half his estate. It should be up to his life partner to handle his creative legacy since she was there as a key sounding board during the writing of his books. I thought Swedish law would be more progressive.

    - L Huhges,


    • Frank, says:

      Actually that is not so. The unfinished fourth book by Stieg is tied up in legal problems and Herr Lagercrantz’s book is all by him. True, the Larsson family approved his writing a fourth book. But Eva Gabrielsson has the Stieg version and has ben forbidden to finish it, she has no rights to it, say the senior Larssons. A pity, because Eva helprd stieg write all three of the trilogy. And to those who claim she is greedy, you are wrong. All she wants are the moral and e d itorial rights. She knew what Stieg wanted to complete book four. So please no more nasty jabs at this lady. Read her book, Stieg and the English version, Stieg Larsson and Me, for her side of it.

      - Tara Lawrence

      -Stuart,


    • Olaf, says:

      What is called the continuing Stieg Larsson Millennium 4th in the series is quite empty and lacks substance. I am not in favor of a book burning, but perhaps Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) would put The Spider Web out of its misery and save us time and $$$. Ms. Eva may you one day somehow and maybe not in your country be able to complete what Mr. Larsson started, a brilliant Fourth.

      - Carole,,


    • CRS, says:

      I could not agree moreCAS

      - ,


  • redvil says:

    already halfway through The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo..and yes, it really is a page-turner..can’t seem to get enough of it..now if i could only read in my sleep…. ;)

    - redvil,


  • Estella says:

    I haven’t read the books yet but will- all I can lay my hands on including political, fictional and the later books by eva.

    I am stunned that Sweden/s partner/marriage laws are so prejudicial. I thought they had grown beyond that. Haven’t the slightest idea why.

    Did any of the other male Larssons have heart problems? Yet?

    - Estella,


  • historiaensis says:

    Extremely wonderfully good!!!! It should be considered for a Nobel, no doubt about that. Greetings from Puerto Rico in the Caribbean…

    - historiaensis,


  • Estella says:

    I haven’t read the books yet but will- all I can lay my hands on including political, fictional and the later books by eva.

    I am stunned that Sweden/s partner/marriage laws are so prejudicial. I thought they had grown beyond that. Haven’t the slightest idea why.

    Did any of the other male Larssons have heart problems? Yet?

    - Estella,


  • historiaensis says:

    Extremely wonderfully good!!!! It should be considered for a Nobel, no doubt about that. Greetings from Puerto Rico in the Caribbean…

    - historiaensis,


  • william says:

    I have read the girl with the dragon tattoo and it is awesome. I do not agree with him on his polictial views but that does not take away his abilty to write a damn good book. I am looking forward to reading all his books

    - william,


    • Kevin, says:

      He had 32 years with Eva and he did not, in all that time, make an effort, IN A LEGAL FASHION, to assure that she benefited from the proceeds of his work (whenever,upon his death or before). Why didn’t he? Maybe this situation is just where he wanted it to be. If he wanted too, he could have done WHATEVER, to avoid this mess. He didn’t. Get over it.

      - Olaf,


      • Mary says:

        Did you bother reading the reasons why he did not want any paper trail leading to Eva (and as little as possible leading to himself)? Due to his life work, he was under constant threat of assassination. I do agree that he should have found a way to provide for her in the event of his death (which occurred unexpectedly at age 50), but totally disagree that he did not want to leave his assets to her. Everyone close to him said he was devoted to Eva, who had been his partner in every way for his entire adult life. She had also contributed to his work. He was ESTRANGED from his father, and it seems quite clear that he did not want his father and brother to have control of his estate. He and Eva had very little money when he died (the first book had not been released yet), and he had no idea that he was about to become wealthy. His friends also agree that David Lagercrantz was not an author Larsson would want to continue his work.


    • Kevin, says:

      So, what can and should we do about it?

      - Frank,


    • Kevin, says:

      Here,here!

      - CRS,


  • william says:

    I have read the girl with the dragon tattoo and it is awesome. I do not agree with him on his polictial views but that does not take away his abilty to write a damn good book. I am looking forward to reading all his books

    - william,


    • Kevin, says:

      He had 32 years with Eva and he did not, in all that time, make an effort, IN A LEGAL FASHION, to assure that she benefited from the proceeds of his work (whenever,upon his death or before). Why didn’t he? Maybe this situation is just where he wanted it to be. If he wanted too, he could have done WHATEVER, to avoid this mess. He didn’t. Get over it.

      - Olaf,


    • Kevin, says:

      So, what can and should we do about it?

      - Frank,


    • Kevin, says:

      Here,here!

      - CRS,


  • admin says:

    Iso enjoed the books. I do hope his partner can have half his estate. Kathy


  • admin says:

    Iso enjoed the books. I do hope his partner can have half his estate. Kathy


  • Molly Barg says:

    My goodness – why do families do this instead of honoring their dead by doing what is right; what he would have wanted? I have only read the first book and I am mesmerized. I hope that his lady receives 50% of all proceeds.

    - Molly Barg,


    • admin says:

      His views that women should not be abused and are equal members of society. Wow.

      - Kevin,


  • meesschaert kristien says:

    We are looking forward to read the book! We hope it will be soon translated and published in Belgium. You have all our support and we hope you have good friends surrounding you when you have tough moments! Zeer genegen, Peter en Kristien from Belgium.

    - meesschaert kristien,


  • ctinal says:

    Isn’t it time to change the Swedish common law rules? To be together as a couple for 30 years as common law marriage and plan a book series together and then as your partner dies the survivor doesn’t get the rewards for the success from it all! Instead it goes to his family who didn’t have anything to do with it. Stieg Larsson was a great guy. He wrote with such insight and make you burn the midnight oil.

    - ctinal,


  • Pat Koch says:

    I feel bad for Eva. She was just as much a wife to him than other women who had a legal paper,

    I wish her so much luck.

    I have seen families as she is witnessing di the same thing GREED.

    Best wishes Eva and I will be one who will purchase your book

    - Pat Koch,


  • Janet from New York (Big Lisbeth Fan) says:

    To Eva Gabrielsson,

    It is very obvious that readers of this trilogy are looking for more or they would not be at this website. I think you are very courageous and I will enjoy reading your future books, especially about the autobiographical similarities with Millennium. I respect you for wanting to protect Mr. Larsson’s name and reputation by approving how the works are used. I wish you well on your endeavors.

    - Janet from New York (Big Lisbeth Fan),


  • Stieg]) have to say.

    - says:

    Ms Gabrielsson,

    There are several legal theories which can be used to defeat the intestate succession statute, in most countries…I do not know about Sweden, but please find a lawyer there who does. Will be reading whatever I can find that you (or Mr. Larsson [Stieg]) have to say.

    - Mike from Missouri,


  • Jay Jay in New York City, NY says:

    my heart goes out to this woman. she was his lifetime companion, and they were under threat of assasination for their work against extremists, in america in some states common law marriage is recognized after 6 years. she must be in shock. i hope she finds peace in the memory of stieg.

    - Jay Jay in New York City, NY,


  • Jennifer Marshall, Santa Fe, New Mexico says:

    Dear Ms Gabrielsson,

    Thank you for doing this interview and sharing information on your life with my new favorite author. I am just finishing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and am saddened to learn that he died in 2004. I am very sorry for your loss. I do that the Swedish courts honor you and his legacy by ensuring that you enjoy fruits of your long partnership with Stieg Larsson.

    - Jennifer Marshall, Santa Fe, New Mexico,


  • admin says:

    I am so sad…….what a wonderful unobtrusive partnership you had with Sieg your friend and author….and for you,,,,,,God bless you and keep you and Sieg’s life afloat to go on with your life and carry it forward to what is right!!!!!!


  • Anne Daniel. Oakville On. says:

    I have been so moved by the gentle yet firm way that you handled the interview.Your life with Stieg is your memory,and no one need interfere with that. I truly respect the way you are protecting your life together.So many people were lucky enough to have heard him speak…..how I wish I could have been one of them. I will be waiting for your books and hopefully lectures.

    - Anne Daniel. Oakville On.,


  • Tim Tureski, Bronx, NY says:

    I truly admire Ms. Gabrielsson’s integrity which is apparent in the interview from start to finish. I hope that justice ultimately prevails in her case. It is clear from his writing that Steig would have wanted it that way.

    - Tim Tureski, Bronx, NY,


  • Gwoeii says:

    … in Mikael Blomkvist very own way of saying : “What, who and how you do in your own bed is your own business, no one else!!”… Could Erika have been based on Ms. Gabrielsson’s persona?

    - Gwoeii,


  • Jean Lee says:

    I have enjoyed his trilogy more than any other books I have read in a lifetime of reading…..they are so detailed about the political activities that happened but so interesting, I didn’t get bored at all. He had to be so intelligent and I am so sorry that there will be no more book by him.

    - Jean Lee,


  • lettig says:

    i have read the three books in less than 10 days… i can’t stop reading them continuously…please finish the 4th book…

    - lettig,


  • Lauren/ Phx. Ariz. says:

    i heard about the trilogy on “Charlie Rose” last month. the Dragon came to Scottsdale Az. last month and tonite i saw the Fire..soooo excellent. after the first movie i bought all three books on amazon and the writing is beyond amazing. impossible to put down..Eva it broke my heart to watch this interview. stay strong have courage and know all is in “DIVINE ORDER”.

    you will preveal. you have tons of supporters… i wait with anxious antisipation for book four. thank you for all the “work” you do!….Blessings

    - Lauren/ Phx. Ariz.,


  • Sally White says:

    It is hard to believe in this day and age that Eva is not his heir. After so many years, she should have been given everything, as his spouse. For her to have to go through all this, just to survive makes me ashamed of my Swedish heritage.

    - Sally White,


  • Earnie – 27 August 2010 says:

    Eva has such courage and I cannot believe that Larsonn’s family has kept her out of everything that they shared for so many years. She is strong and she will survive. “Go Eva”

    - Earnie – 27 August 2010,


  • joy margaret says:

    i am hungry to finish the 3rd book.I am also reluctant to finish it

    stieg larsson has indeed written the best thrillers i have ever read

    His great talent was cut short .time may not fill this void

    - joy margaret,


    • izabela, says:

      I disagree. To the contrary, the sequels (The Sultan of Monte Cristo and That Girl Started Her Own Country) are very well written. You cannot write such books simply by pasting notes together! I urge anyone who reads the above comment to check the books out for themselves. Look them up on Amazon, Goodreads or Barnes and Noble. They are intelligent, thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyable page

      -turners. Check out all the glowing 5 star reviews on both books, if you need convincing! They do not disappoint, and that is the truth of the matter. Check them out and make up your own mind.

      - alaska,


  • Enomwoyi K. says:

    Its very sad that Sweden has such archaic laws on common law marriage. Eva has every right to do what she wants inregars to writing about her life w/ Stieg. One wonders what she /Stieg would have done differently had they known he would die so unexpectedly.

    - Enomwoyi K.,


  • profesora says:

    Eva is going through what any gay person in the United States or numerous other countries would be put through, in the event of the death of his/her life companion. It is heartbreaking and shows the need for reform of marriage laws not just with regard to common law marriage, but with regard to gay marriage. It is a matter of citizen rights.

    - profesora,


  • gianna says:

    I had different sight on Sweeden, now I see that all man kind is the same for the centuries and centuries. Horible how his father and brother are greedy. He wrote eternial, fantastic books and not only family could live good for a decades to come so they could share wealth with her without even feeling it.

    - gianna,


    • LUC CIELE, says:

      the trilogy was simply the best I have read I think ever….”Managed” all 3 book within a week…..what a loss to the reading public…what a loss to the world…

      - izabela,


  • Josephine Morreli says:

    Such greed and ignorance still in these days. Sweden needs to come into the present day. It is obvious it is yet another country run like a good old boys club, where it is not safe to be a woman. I repect and praise Eva for the truths that she lives. I wish her all the best in her life. We need more people like her and Steig in the world. SWEDEN, wake up!

    - Josephine Morreli,


  • donna hunnicutt says:

    without a doubt, these books are the VERY BEST in their genre. simply cannot put them down, have to finish in a hurry. i would not be surprised if the so called heart attack was REALLY a heart attack. wish the best for his companion.

    - donna hunnicutt,


  • katie fite says:

    Anything that can make a person like me lose a sense of place and time in the Jarbidge country above Hummingbird Springs on a fierce blue sky day – hike up hill with the Fire book in hand, reading and wondering, – is mighty astonishing.

    - katie fite,


  • Connie Green, 9/7/2010 says:

    Stieg Larsson’s “widow” should have all rights to the flat they shared, and all of his writing between 1974 and the present. All royalties from the books, the films, etc. At which point she can do what they intended to do with those kronner. I’m appalled that anyone would question her rights at this point.

    - Connie Green, 9/7/2010,


  • Kaye Schwartz says:

    30 years together, and his father and brother want to screw her out of her share???What a sorry couple of selfish “boys”. What kind of b.s. is this??? I think that the courts should split it 70/30 in her favor.

    - Kaye Schwartz,


  • Linda Marie says:

    Eva,

    Just write and publlsh the books under your own name.

    Do you think we don’t know?

    Just write the damn books!

    - Linda Marie,


    • Linda, says:

      Yes….it is called “The girl in the spider’s web’. He was in the process of writing it when he died, it is available for purchase.

      - M.Auld,


  • Theresa from California, USA says:

    Eva- I am so sorry you lost your partner and what has happened with Steig’s father and brother taking it all is just plain wrong. I cannot wait for justice and I think I will see it happen. Publish the 4th book in your name and start your charites after you strike it big. Ownership is 99%.

    - Theresa from California, USA,


  • Mike from North Carolina USA says:

    Eva: I have read all three books as soon as they came out in the US and they are powerful. I am truely sorry that you lost your partner as I believe he was the best of men, striving for the rights of those who have no champion. I hope you are able to publish additional books in the series, not for the money, or fame, but to continue Steig’s work. I have a young adult daughter and a wife who see Lisbeth as a role model. Good luck.

    - Mike from North Carolina USA,


  • C. Schuh Vancouver Canada says:

    Strange that Sweden does not have in place legislation that recognizes common-law. It is non contestable in that she was his life partner, not a three or six month newby. You’d think that the father and brother would have known that Stieg was a self proclaimed “Feminist” and thus his heart and intent were about protecting, respecting and valuing women. This rather casts them in a very spiritually dark place. Their intentions are not to honor their son/brother but to gain exclusively on that which generally is dissolved when one reaches the age of 18. They’ve had almost 40 years of exile on his independence. Eva deserves all the rights 100% and by her Grace alone would they benefit.

    Wake Up people.

    - C. Schuh Vancouver Canada,


  • R says:

    I just finished the third book and I didn’t want to let Lisbeth go. How I wish he had lived and written more. I would think that his father and brother would have done the right thing by now but, sadly, they haven’t.

    - R,


  • lord koos says:

    Eva I hope for more happiness for you in times to come.

    - lord koos,


  • Maria says:

    Aare there any recent developments on this issue ,I think that by the time the Hollywood title comes up things will get a weird turn.I saw an interview on line in america media of the brother & father of Stieg Larsson proclaming they are the good guys in sort.

    - Maria,


  • Scarlet says:

    A great read! Could hardly put it down! Hope a fourth is in the works. Personally think Stieg’s father and brother should split his inheritance three ways, that of course includes Eva.

    - Scarlet,


  • Darcie says:

    Sweden should right this wrong. Shame on Stieg Larsson’s father and brother! What you two have done is wrong.

    It is a shame that Stieg’s father and brother are so selfish. Stieg wasn’t living with his father or brother, but they sure stepped up to take his money, like they won the lottery. Poor Eva loses Stieg to a heart attack and his father, brother, and Sweden law treat Eva like she was nothing more then Stiegs doormat. Does Sweden law not have any common sense? Sweden and Stieg’s father and brother should have to repay every dime to Eva.

    - Darcie,


  • zula says:

    She that does the laundry and the cooking and the intellectual bantering for so many years should get the rights to everything.

    - zula,


    • n. fenn, says:

      lets be honest, She and Steig was just as stupid as his relatives are greedy. How cpould you not protect your love ones. Apparently, no love was lost between she and his relatives and that should have been enough to ensure that he protects her, and why didn”t she insist? there might be more to this story. On another note Karma does not joke, you can have money but can you enjoy …leave them to life, the whole blood line will altimately be sorry when life pays them back.

      - LUC CIELE,


  • .Juvy, Nov.3 2010 says:

    Eva has the right for royalty, afterall those years she was the companion of Stieg Larsson, for all ups and down she was there with him, so she deserves everything

    - .Juvy, Nov.3 2010,


  • a.Steig.Larsson.fan says:

    From what I have read….Steig was raised by his GRANDPARENTS and NOT his parents. Steoig’s parents are greedy evil people to go after Steig’s money now that he has become very very famous from his books. He may have never married his lifelong companion EVA, but in their eyes they were married and everything should be left to her. What a pitiful shame that some parents are like Steig’s. Just look at the word LIFELONG companion. He lived with Eva a lot longer than with his sick parents.

    - a.Steig.Larsson.fan,


    • Dianne, says:

      Amen

      - n. fenn,


  • EKA says:

    Read all three books and just saw the third movie , the translation of the books is incredible the story flows and it was impossible to put down the books. The genre is not one that I would usually bother with (abhor violence) and although there were some horrific scenes the violence was tempered by the humanity and reality of the characters.My condolences and good wishes Eva, I hope your dreams come true.

    - EKA,


  • Tom says:

    Why would a guy that is obviously so paranoid about the right, and given the fact that someone was murdered in his house, not have a will?

    - Tom,


  • Louise F. Eklund says:

    I am so interested that no one seems interested in the author’s linkage of at least three themes in the first book of the trilogy: violence against women, right-wing/fascist extremism, and unbridled corporatism.

    If there is any justice left in our world today, Eva Gabrielsson will win control over the rights to Stieg Larsson’s works–not only for the financial remuneration–which she is certainly entitled to–but to ensure that all of the issues he and she gave so much of their lives to are kept alive.

    - Louise F. Eklund,


    • A.Jones, says:

      Okay so I read these two sequels about a week or so ago. I actually really enjoyed them. Then again I read a book to read a book not to try and tear it apart and hunt and search for things to complain about. I love Dumas, and I was happy to find something fun and new that although was not written by him, was in fact written with his style in mind. I agree, though that we all have differant tastes and we all have differant ideas of what we enjoy and like. So check them out for yourself. Dont take my or anyones word for it. Go to amazon and get your own copy. They aren’t that much money.

      - Court,


    • D C W, says:

      I agree, parents are the people who raise the children, in this case his grandparents. My condolences to Eva, Stieg’s life long companion and the person who should have control over the estate.

      - Dianne,


  • Tom says:

    Why would a guy that is obviously so paranoid about the right, and given the fact that someone was murdered in his house, not have a will?

    - Tom,


  • petra says:

    You would think that the family would just split 50-50 with Eva. They all would still be off well for the rest of their lifes. But no, just being greedy, to sad.

    I have seen things like this happening to a friend of mine, she never saw it coming, when her dead husband’s family tried to not pay out her part of the company.Some people are evil.

    - petra,


  • petra says:

    You would think that the family would just split 50-50 with Eva. They all would still be off well for the rest of their lifes. But no, just being greedy, to sad.

    I have seen things like this happening to a friend of mine, she never saw it coming, when her dead husband’s family tried to not pay out her part of the company.Some people are evil.

    - petra,


  • Bernice says:

    What about justice for Eva Gabrielsson?

    - Bernice,


    • admin says:

      I agree and hope the legal battles over publishing the 4th book in this series will be overcome and we the fans will be able to continue to enjoy this marvelous series. I am currently going to start the 3rd book and am going crazy as it is so hard to put down and get on with daily life as well. I wanted to point out a few discrepancies in the first book where a list of the Vanger family is shown with dates and then later on in the book they are listed again For some inexplicable reason the dates for Johan and Frederick’s birth and death are soooo different that one does not know where the mistake actually lies. How did the publishers/editors all miss this?

      - Rory,


  • Lynn Rhodes says:

    My condolences to Eva and my prayers for justice for her.

    - Lynn Rhodes,


  • Bernice says:

    What about justice for Eva Gabrielsson?

    - Bernice,


    • admin says:

      I couldn’t put the books down and I loved the first movie (Swedish.) I agree that Eva should be allowed to finish the book if that is what she wants.

      - Kathy Miklus,


  • Lynn Rhodes says:

    My condolences to Eva and my prayers for justice for her.

    - Lynn Rhodes,


  • Mary Ryan FL USA says:

    Dear Eva,

    I wish I had the opportunity to meet you and Steig when he was alive. I listened to your interview and feel your pain as I am a widow of a suicide. I never had to defend my love or life and I feel awful that you have been put through this debacle while grieving. Shame on his family and I send you love and strength in your quest to set the record straight. Peace to you…..

    - Mary Ryan FL USA,


  • Mary Ryan FL USA says:

    Dear Eva,

    I wish I had the opportunity to meet you and Steig when he was alive. I listened to your interview and feel your pain as I am a widow of a suicide. I never had to defend my love or life and I feel awful that you have been put through this debacle while grieving. Shame on his family and I send you love and strength in your quest to set the record straight. Peace to you…..

    - Mary Ryan FL USA,


  • Kristin Schoonover says:

    Eva, you are such a strong and intelligent individual. I feel terrible that on top of losing your partner in all things and the love of your life that you must deal with scavengers and an unfair legal system. I thought Swedish laws would be more progressive re: commonlaw relationships. I am reading Stieg’s first book and will read them all. It is very powerful. I have great respect for his and your convictions and dedication to justice re: women’s rights, violence against women, and nazi-ism/fascism. Stay strong Sister, and know you and Stieg have supporters who are solidly behind you. Shalom! :D Kristin

    - Kristin Schoonover,


  • Kristin Schoonover says:

    Eva, you are such a strong and intelligent individual. I feel terrible that on top of losing your partner in all things and the love of your life that you must deal with scavengers and an unfair legal system. I thought Swedish laws would be more progressive re: commonlaw relationships. I am reading Stieg’s first book and will read them all. It is very powerful. I have great respect for his and your convictions and dedication to justice re: women’s rights, violence against women, and nazi-ism/fascism. Stay strong Sister, and know you and Stieg have supporters who are solidly behind you. Shalom! :D Kristin

    - Kristin Schoonover,


  • Shirley Stuart says:

    Of course we want more. More of Salander, more of the story, more of Stieg Larsson. How painful it must be to have lost the love of her life and to have to justify every aspect of who she was/is, as if grief were not enough.

    - Shirley Stuart,


  • Shirley Stuart says:

    Of course we want more. More of Salander, more of the story, more of Stieg Larsson. How painful it must be to have lost the love of her life and to have to justify every aspect of who she was/is, as if grief were not enough.

    - Shirley Stuart,


  • Robert Campuzano says:

    She embodies the same spirit of the books. Expressing to the tone deaf media deep and intimate sentiments personal and philisophical morality. It’s so clear the interviewer has her assigned angles to lead this interview. Eva is so adept and graceful and above all very honest in negotiating the interview. I’m inspired by Larssons work and can clearly see the source of his inspiration to write in Eva.

    - Robert Campuzano,


  • Robert Campuzano says:

    She embodies the same spirit of the books. Expressing to the tone deaf media deep and intimate sentiments personal and philisophical morality. It’s so clear the interviewer has her assigned angles to lead this interview. Eva is so adept and graceful and above all very honest in negotiating the interview. I’m inspired by Larssons work and can clearly see the source of his inspiration to write in Eva.

    - Robert Campuzano,


  • Caryl Hamer says:

    Just to say thank you for allowing me, a 75 year olf New Zealander, to discover

    Steig Larsson.

    His about me and my life and my ambitions – I didn’t ever encounter discrimination – I travelled, I earned a living as a free lance journalist )one of the first women journalists in New Zealand)) … and it was Stieg that gave me – at the age of 75 – the reaffirmation of who and what I am

    I am indebted to Stieg for great writing and for important insights. Makes the ‘end of things’- which is going to some some day soon, much more comfortable.

    r

    - Caryl Hamer,


  • Caryl Hamer says:

    Just to say thank you for allowing me, a 75 year olf New Zealander, to discover

    Steig Larsson.

    His about me and my life and my ambitions – I didn’t ever encounter discrimination – I travelled, I earned a living as a free lance journalist )one of the first women journalists in New Zealand)) … and it was Stieg that gave me – at the age of 75 – the reaffirmation of who and what I am

    I am indebted to Stieg for great writing and for important insights. Makes the ‘end of things’- which is going to some some day soon, much more comfortable.

    r

    - Caryl Hamer,


  • janis leneghan says:

    eve should control the estate—as for those money grabbing idiots father and brother they should get nothing

    - janis leneghan,


    • Pat E., says:

      Amen!

      - ,


  • janis leneghan says:

    eve should control the estate—as for those money grabbing idiots father and brother they should get nothing

    - janis leneghan,


    • Pat E., says:

      Amen!


  • Sybil says:

    My Dear Eva

    I saw the documentary of Stieg Larsson on Danish Tv the other day. I haven’t read his triologi, no… I’ve swollowed it. Then I saw the movies. And I was left with a bitter taste in my mouth. How could such impassionate, illiterate people satisfy the needs of Stiegs readers?

    God, I am in shock. When I saw his father and brother…I thought…what is this. They make me sick. They don’t even know you. They only read about you in the newspapers. They say you were ill. How primitive. They really need some professional help, the bloody bastards.

    Eve, promise me… don’t give up. Fight this case. This is your top priority like Stieg would have done. He would never have let those vultures treat you the way they do. Be Lisbeth Salander. Becauce those two men, hate women. Both their wifes are gone….God bless them.

    Fight for your right! We are with you. And let the 4th only come out when you get the money. Those fucking bastards!

    - Sybil,


  • Gloria Rogers says:

    Eva my condolences, and saddness for Steig greedy family…. No wonder they where not involved in your lives.

    After watching this interview I feel confident that you will do as well as Stieg with your writing in the future because of your honesty and pure heart,

    Thank you for fighting for women my mother and sisters have done the same all our lives.

    Best wishes for you to sustain your line of vision.

    Gloria January 2011

    - Gloria Rogers,


  • Gloria Rogers says:

    Eva my condolences, and saddness for Steig greedy family…. No wonder they where not involved in your lives.

    After watching this interview I feel confident that you will do as well as Stieg with your writing in the future because of your honesty and pure heart,

    Thank you for fighting for women my mother and sisters have done the same all our lives.

    Best wishes for you to sustain your line of vision.

    Gloria

    - Gloria Rogers,


  • Sybil says:

    My Dear Eva

    I saw the documentary of Stieg Larsson on Danish Tv the other day. I haven’t read his triologi, no… I’ve swollowed it. Then I saw the movies. And I was left with a bitter taste in my mouth. How could such impassionate, illiterate people satisfy the needs of Stiegs readers?

    God, I am in shock. When I saw his father and brother…I thought…what is this. They make me sick. They don’t even know you. They only read about you in the newspapers. They say you were ill. How primitive. They really need some professional help, the bloody bastards.

    Eve, promise me… don’t give up. Fight this case. This is your top priority like Stieg would have done. He would never have let those vultures treat you the way they do. Be Lisbeth Salander. Becauce those two men, hate women. Both their wifes are gone….God bless them.

    Fight for your right! We are with you. And let the 4th only come out when you get the money. Those fucking bastards!

    - Sybil,


  • Laura Sorge says:

    Eva, my heart goes out to you for your loss. I won’t pretend to know what your spiritual beliefs are but know that he is with you.

    About common law property in Sweden, I am shocked that such a progressive country continues to support unfair laws. Life works in such strange and mysterious ways and perhaps this is an issue that you, by your own experience can right. Stieg would love it if you could.

    I too was cheated out of my inheritance but after ten years of reflection I have come to the conclusion that those who have made bad decisions will be forced to pay with regret, either in this world or later, when they’re not. No one should ever underestimate the power of regret.

    - Laura Sorge,


  • Laura Sorge says:

    Eva, my heart goes out to you for your loss. I won’t pretend to know what your spiritual beliefs are but know that he is with you.

    About common law property in Sweden, I am shocked that such a progressive country continues to support unfair laws. Life works in such strange and mysterious ways and perhaps this is an issue that you, by your own experience can right. Stieg would love it if you could.

    I too was cheated out of my inheritance but after ten years of reflection I have come to the conclusion that those who have made bad decisions will be forced to pay with regret, either in this world or later, when they’re not. No one should ever underestimate the power of regret.

    - Laura Sorge,


  • Frank says:

    I have read the three books and have the first DVD and have watched the second .Now I know the story of the inheritance problems I will not be buying or watching the third . I will not be puting more money in their pockets. Good luck to you Eva in your fight for justice .

    - Frank,


  • dottibates4@yahoo.com says:

    Good luck with your future. I live in the USA and and am shocked by the laws in Sweden. We were always told that Sweden was very progressive towards women, obviously that is not true.

    - dottibates4@yahoo.com, 15 January 2011


    • Charlie, says:

      Well

      -said, Louise!

      - D C W,


  • Frank says:

    I have read the three books and have the first DVD and have watched the second .Now I know the story of the inheritance problems I will not be buying or watching the third . I will not be puting more money in their pockets. Good luck to you Eva in your fight for justice .

    - Frank,


  • dottibates4@yahoo.com says:

    Good luck with your future. I live in the USA and and am shocked by the laws in Sweden. We were always told that Sweden was very progressive towards women, obviously that is not true.

    - dottibates4@yahoo.com,


    • Charlie, says:

      yes


  • Anne F says:

    I have followed this sad story in various interviews and the question I ask myself, how on earth could Stieg Larson make a will to donate his assets to a local communist party branch and not to his partner?

    Something is strange in this story.

    - Anne F,


    • Michael Comte, says:

      “We were always told that Sweden was very progressive towards women”It has not anything to do with ‘women’ at all. Basic inheritance law. Unmarried couples don inherit each other. Is that so difficult to understand?

      - Charlie


  • Anne F says:

    I have followed this sad story in various interviews and the question I ask myself, how on earth could Stieg Larson make a will to donate his assets to a local communist party branch and not to his partner?

    Something is strange in this story.

    - Anne F,


    • Michael Comte, says:

      “We were always told that Sweden was very progressive towards women”It has not anything to do with ‘women’ at all. Basic inheritance law. Unmarried couples don inherit each other. Is that so difficult to understand?

      - Charlie


  • admin says:

    It is obvious that Sweden is still a backward country re: women’s rights & partner rights. The question has to be asked: Is the Swedish government punishing Eva Gabrielsson as a form of retribution against Larsson’s expose of Swedish government & societal corruption? The Swedish government should be shamed & embarrassed into updating their cohabitation & inheritance laws. What kind of supposed “first world” country still treats its women in this way? Shame on Sweden – update your laws & prove you are not as oppressive as Larsson’s books suggest. Eva Gabrielsson’s situation is symbolic of the ongoing injustices that are being carried out in Sweden today. WHAT CAN WE DO? Women all over the world should refuse to spend their tourist money in Sweden until this dispute is resolved in Gabrielsson’s favor. If someone who is knowledgeable about such things COULD PUT TOGETHER A PETITION expressing outrage over Sweden’s regressive laws, I am sure that many men & women would sign it. If anyone reading this has the know-how to create a petition please do it and post it on this site. In the meantime, the rest of us can email/call/write the Swedish tourist department and tell them you won’t be spending your hard-earned money in a country that abuses women, especially the common-law wife of Steig Larsson. If they receive enough emails, they will listen. And finally, if Eva Gabrielsson does write a book, buy it to support her! Below is contact info for the Swedish tourist dept that I obtained from the ‘net.

    For UK & Ireland residents:

    VisitSweden

    Stortorget 2-4

    SE- 831 30 Östersund, Sweden

    Phone (UK): 020 7108 6168

    E-mail: uk@visitsweden.com

    Fax: 46 63 – 12 81 37

    Phone (Ireland): 01 247 5440

    E-mail: ireland@visitsweden.com

    Opening hours: 8:00 -17:00 (Central European Time)

    For US and Canadian residents:

    VisitSweden

    P.O. Box 4649, Grand Central Station

    New York, NY 10163-4649, USA

    Phone: 1 212-885 9700

    Fax: 1 212-885 9710

    E-mail: usa@visitsweden.com

    Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM EST

    For residents in other countries:

    E-mail: info@visitsweden.com

    For UK & Ireland residents:

    VisitSweden

    Stortorget 2-4

    SE- 831 30 Östersund, Sweden

    Phone (UK): 020 7108 6168

    E-mail: uk@visitsweden.com

    Fax: 46 63 – 12 81 37

    Phone (Ireland): 01 247 5440

    E-mail: ireland@visitsweden.com

    Opening hours: 8:00 -17:00 (Central European Time)

    For US and Canadian residents:

    VisitSweden

    P.O. Box 4649, Grand Central Station

    New York, NY 10163-4649, USA

    Phone: 1 212-885 9700

    Fax: 1 212-885 9710

    E-mail: usa@visitsweden.com

    Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM EST

    For residents in other countries:

    E-mail: info@visitsweden.com

    - Sarah, Santa Fe, New Mexico,

    Why are you referring only to women? If Eva Gabrielsson had died, Stieg Larson wouldn’t have inherited her either. They were not married, he didn’t wrote a will in her favor, why should she inherit him?

    - Michael Comte,

    I’ve read that in Sweden you don’t have to be married to inherit — but if you’re not married, then you have to register your relationship with the civil authorities. Otherwise, you are treated as a flat-mate. That doesn’t discriminate against anybody.

    Also, Sarah, as much as nobody wants to believe this (especially on this board), maybe Stieg didn’t want Eva to inherit. With all the lawyers that would have been around to draw up all those book contracts, it’s hard to imagine that not one of them brought up the idea of a will. Surely, Stieg had a personal lawyer who would have done this?

    - Bob,

    Sarah, being from the states, you are obviously not as aware of how Sweden treats their people as one would living in Sweden. They have one of the most progressive governments in the world. Their treatment of women in general has been lauded as one of the best.

    Were you aware that Steig and his girlfriend were involved in “policing” those in the country who were Nazi/skinhead sympathizers? That is why she was worried about his safety more than his health.

    Please do a little more research on what you spout off about, before you go full throttle against a country’s whole governmental system. Eva may have an ax to grind, and she is just one person.

    You know, living in the States, we are not able WHATSOEVER to receive monies/inheritances from a boyfriend/girlfriend. We cannot register our relationship with the government so that we can establish that. But, in Sweden, where marriage is often an afterthought, they can do that.

    I’m very proud of my Swedish heritage, and know that the US should be copying many of the things that are standard in Sweden.

    - Kathy G, in IL, US,

    Reply to this comment


    • Kathy G, in IL, US, says:

      Yes – the first book stands pretty much alone – and the second and third develop on that foundation – what an incredible writer. I could not put it down and I am not a ‘thriller’ fan – think this is the only thriller I have ever read. Just brilliant plot and the characters are superb.

      - Leo,


    • Michael Comte, says:

      Because he was a true communist believer and didn’t believe that somebody should inherit the money of the person he/she is sleeping with. This money should go to the comunity and be shared between all.

      - Michael Comte,


    • Bob, says:

      definately must be read in sequence

      - ,


  • Sarah says:

    If you want to help Eva please also check out:

    www.supporteva.com

    - Sarah,


    • Margie PR, says:

      Why are you referring only to women? If Eva Gabrielsson had died, Stieg Larson wouldn’t have inherited her either. They were not married, he didn’t wrote a will in her favor, why should she inherit him?

      - Michael Comte,


  • Sarah says:

    If you want to help Eva please also check out:

    www.supporteva.com

    - Sarah,


    • Margie PR, says:

      Why are you referring only to women? If Eva Gabrielsson had died, Stieg Larson wouldn’t have inherited her either. They were not married, he didn’t wrote a will in her favor, why should she inherit him?

      - Michael Comte,


  • Michael Comte says:

    Hello,

    I can understand that Eva Gabrielsson is uhappy about the situation, but calling Sweden a backward country is very unfair. It is exactly the opposite. You can live and sleep with whoever you want without being automatically commited to this person, you must express your will for that.

    As Stieg Larson wrote no will and didn’t marry her, we cannot assume he wanted her to inherit him.

    In some backward countries like England, they have this concept of “common law marriage” or “de facto marriage”, which make you married even if you don’t want to, just because you sleep and live with somebody. The idea behind that is that having sex and living together is reserved for married peoples. This is backward.

    - Michael Comte,


  • Michael Comte says:

    Hello,

    I can understand that Eva Gabrielsson is uhappy about the situation, but calling Sweden a backward country is very unfair. It is exactly the opposite. You can live and sleep with whoever you want without being automatically commited to this person, you must express your will for that.

    As Stieg Larson wrote no will and didn’t marry her, we cannot assume he wanted her to inherit him.

    In some backward countries like England, they have this concept of “common law marriage” or “de facto marriage”, which make you married even if you don’t want to, just because you sleep and live with somebody. The idea behind that is that having sex and living together is reserved for married peoples. This is backward.

    - Michael Comte,


  • Laura Sorge says:

    This is not about women’s rights, it is about people’s rights. It isn’t uncommon for fifty year olds to overlook writing a will and we must remember that he had yet to make his fortune before he died unexpectantly. For those who defend Swedens law in this respect you miss one important fact, that Stieg Larsson was estranged from his blood relatives, namely his father and brother. Under those circumstances, why should they receive a penny and not Eva simply because of DNA? Some people don’t believe in a marriage certificate and for those that don’t a will is absolutely neccesary. I wouldn’t say that Sweden is a backwards country but in regards to this situation it certainly is behind the times. Eva and all others, fight this law and have it changed.

    - Laura Sorge,


    • Bob, says:

      Yes, I will support Eva, and any woman in the same unfair situation. Maybe she did not want to pressure him to marry her…BIG MISTAKE!!!!! They never want a commitment. The truth.

      - Margie PR,


  • Laura Sorge says:

    This is not about women’s rights, it is about people’s rights. It isn’t uncommon for fifty year olds to overlook writing a will and we must remember that he had yet to make his fortune before he died unexpectantly. For those who defend Swedens law in this respect you miss one important fact, that Stieg Larsson was estranged from his blood relatives, namely his father and brother. Under those circumstances, why should they receive a penny and not Eva simply because of DNA? Some people don’t believe in a marriage certificate and for those that don’t a will is absolutely neccesary. I wouldn’t say that Sweden is a backwards country but in regards to this situation it certainly is behind the times. Eva and all others, fight this law and have it changed.

    - Laura Sorge,


    • Bob, says:

      Yes, I will support Eva, and any woman in the same unfair situation. Maybe she did not want to pressure him to marry her…BIG MISTAKE!!!!! They never want a commitment. The truth.

      - Margie PR,


  • Madeline Buckley says:

    I loved, loved, loved the trilogy. I couldn’t wait to finish the third book, and when I was finished, there was a big letdown that there was no more to read. Then I thought, I hope no one else continues the story (like the sequal to Gone With the Wind or Sherlock Holmes’ stories), but I think Eva would know how to continue the story of Lizabeth Salander. Eva, the brother and father of Stieg sound like very greedy people and I wish you the best of luck.

    - Madeline Buckley,


  • Madeline Buckley says:

    I loved, loved, loved the trilogy. I couldn’t wait to finish the third book, and when I was finished, there was a big letdown that there was no more to read. Then I thought, I hope no one else continues the story (like the sequal to Gone With the Wind or Sherlock Holmes’ stories), but I think Eva would know how to continue the story of Lizabeth Salander. Eva, the brother and father of Stieg sound like very greedy people and I wish you the best of luck.

    - Madeline Buckley,


  • admin says:

    It is obvious that Sweden is still a backward country re: women’s rights & partner rights. The question has to be asked: Is the Swedish government punishing Eva Gabrielsson as a form of retribution against Larsson’s expose of Swedish government & societal corruption? The Swedish government should be shamed & embarrassed into updating their cohabitation & inheritance laws. What kind of supposed “first world” country still treats its women in this way? Shame on Sweden – update your laws & prove you are not as oppressive as Larsson’s books suggest. Eva Gabrielsson’s situation is symbolic of the ongoing injustices that are being carried out in Sweden today. WHAT CAN WE DO? Women all over the world should refuse to spend their tourist money in Sweden until this dispute is resolved in Gabrielsson’s favor. If someone who is knowledgeable about such things COULD PUT TOGETHER A PETITION expressing outrage over Sweden’s regressive laws, I am sure that many men & women would sign it. If anyone reading this has the know-how to create a petition please do it and post it on this site. In the meantime, the rest of us can email/call/write the Swedish tourist department and tell them you won’t be spending your hard-earned money in a country that abuses women, especially the common-law wife of Steig Larsson. If they receive enough emails, they will listen. And finally, if Eva Gabrielsson does write a book, buy it to support her! Below is contact info for the Swedish tourist dept that I obtained from the ‘net.

    For UK & Ireland residents:

    VisitSweden

    Stortorget 2-4

    SE- 831 30 Östersund, Sweden

    Phone (UK): 020 7108 6168

    E-mail: uk@visitsweden.com

    Fax: 46 63 – 12 81 37

    Phone (Ireland): 01 247 5440

    E-mail: ireland@visitsweden.com

    Opening hours: 8:00 -17:00 (Central European Time)

    For US and Canadian residents:

    VisitSweden

    P.O. Box 4649, Grand Central Station

    New York, NY 10163-4649, USA

    Phone: 1 212-885 9700

    Fax: 1 212-885 9710

    E-mail: usa@visitsweden.com

    Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM EST

    For residents in other countries:

    E-mail: info@visitsweden.com

    For UK & Ireland residents:

    VisitSweden

    Stortorget 2-4

    SE- 831 30 Östersund, Sweden

    Phone (UK): 020 7108 6168

    E-mail: uk@visitsweden.com

    Fax: 46 63 – 12 81 37

    Phone (Ireland): 01 247 5440

    E-mail: ireland@visitsweden.com

    Opening hours: 8:00 -17:00 (Central European Time)

    For US and Canadian residents:

    VisitSweden

    P.O. Box 4649, Grand Central Station

    New York, NY 10163-4649, USA

    Phone: 1 212-885 9700

    Fax: 1 212-885 9710

    E-mail: usa@visitsweden.com

    Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM EST

    For residents in other countries:

    E-mail: info@visitsweden.com

    - Sarah, Santa Fe, New Mexico,

    Why are you referring only to women? If Eva Gabrielsson had died, Stieg Larson wouldn’t have inherited her either. They were not married, he didn’t wrote a will in her favor, why should she inherit him?

    - Michael Comte, 21 January 2011

    I’ve read that in Sweden you don’t have to be married to inherit — but if you’re not married, then you have to register your relationship with the civil authorities. Otherwise, you are treated as a flat-mate. That doesn’t discriminate against anybody.

    Also, Sarah, as much as nobody wants to believe this (especially on this board), maybe Stieg didn’t want Eva to inherit. With all the lawyers that would have been around to draw up all those book contracts, it’s hard to imagine that not one of them brought up the idea of a will. Surely, Stieg had a personal lawyer who would have done this?

    - Bob,

    Sarah, being from the states, you are obviously not as aware of how Sweden treats their people as one would living in Sweden. They have one of the most progressive governments in the world. Their treatment of women in general has been lauded as one of the best.

    Were you aware that Steig and his girlfriend were involved in “policing” those in the country who were Nazi/skinhead sympathizers? That is why she was worried about his safety more than his health.

    Please do a little more research on what you spout off about, before you go full throttle against a country’s whole governmental system. Eva may have an ax to grind, and she is just one person.

    You know, living in the States, we are not able WHATSOEVER to receive monies/inheritances from a boyfriend/girlfriend. We cannot register our relationship with the government so that we can establish that. But, in Sweden, where marriage is often an afterthought, they can do that.

    I’m very proud of my Swedish heritage, and know that the US should be copying many of the things that are standard in Sweden.

    - Kathy G, in IL, US,

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    • Bob, says:

      Yes, Louise, my interest also! I saw exposure of a system protecting predators of vulnerable children, human trafficking, mafia profit from moving women around Europe and possibly globally. I saw profits, sex, drugs, arms, corruption. These business models operate globally. I saw Nazi influence in control, cruelty, corruption, profits.

      - A.Jones,


    • Kathy G, in IL, US, says:

      Indeed it is INCREDIBLE, to say the least, that swedish laws are so archaic concerning the rights of a de facto wife…UNBELIAVABLE, that he, acting in this front and defending other women´s rights, failed to protect her own, he should knew this laws, for sure, and yet did nothing from preventing this to happen…Not saying he did that on purpose, sure not, but how naive he was…and she as well, from not preventing all of this!! He smoked like a chimney, ate only fast food, drnak sometimes more than 30 cups of coffee in a day, did no physical activities, and how this was not predictable:!

      - Roberto Vivacqua, Argentina,


    • Michael Comte, says:

      Because he was a true communist believer and didn’t believe that somebody should inherit the money of the person he/she is sleeping with. This money should go to the comunity and be shared between all.

      - Michael Comte,


  • Graham Hutton says:

    the tragedy of this is not sweedish law nor greedy parents, BUT a lack of attention to a meaningful life plan by both Stig and Eva. I am sorry for her, she has been part of his life for more than half of it, and thats eems to mean nothing, its all very sad. so remember set a plan.

    - Graham Hutton,


  • D. from the Czech Republic says:

    Well, at age 50 and being the person who Mr. Larsson was he was surely aware of Swedish laws, in fact these are quite similar in other countries and more so he should have written a will, had he thought he was under constant threat. This is not a problem of Swedish laws but a problem of people not taking care of their family, partners etc., not thinking ahead, which is very common when one is 30, but when a couple is together for years and they choose not to marry, they have to take into account all these issues. Nothing against Ms. Eva at all. But one has to be alert about laws….

    - D. from the Czech Republic,


  • A. from Osaka Japan, 17 February 2011 says:

    I have no knowledge legal or social to make any intelligent comments. But as a fellow human being I respect whatever it was that Steig and Eva shared (and of course what they had is none of anyone’s business). At the end of one’s life, you can’t take any money or rights to the afterlife, but you can take the invisible bond and the love and the strength that you had because of your life partner. Romantic and unrealistic, maybe, but sometimes what happens or doesn’t happen in the material wold is not everything that counts.

    - A. from Osaka Japan, 17 February 2011,


    • Lois, says:

      I have listened to the audio tapes of all three books — over and over. Seeing a movie seems totally unnecessary. (Look what they did to the Potter movies!)Salander is one of the most unique, yet brilliant, characters ever presented. Larsson’s tragic early demise from the cigs and Billy’s Pan Pizza will haunt forever. Violence against women and child pornography are subjects barely covered in the press. These books blew both topics out of the swamp. I look for Eva’s literary input.

      - S. Sloan, New Jersery,


  • Joanncandys7@aol.com says:

    I wish someone with knowledge of the American casting of these movies would consider looking at Shannyn Sossamon. She is the small stature and an intense type that would be perfect for the part of Lisbeth.

    - Joanncandys7@aol.com,


    • Bob, says:

      I hope Larsson’s father and brother get every penny, and spend it on helping the victims of the communist bullshit that Steig Larsson spent his life advocating.

      - Steig’s in Hell,


    • george m. lauer, says:

      Interesting and deep comment!

      - Lois,


  • Sandra Williams says:

    Enjoyed this, however, still wondering how he died. Have not found the anwer to that question.

    - Sandra Williams,


    • saki, says:

      They are already fiiming the American movie and you can see photos on Google, etc. It looks pretty good.

      - Bob,


    • Briksdal, says:

      No actor or flilm will ever be able to measure up to the books. Period!

      - george m. lauer,


    • greyat vanstravink, says:

      Or how about his views on racism, facism, and violence?

      - Kevin,


  • Cat Gough says:

    Eva’s treatment after Stieg’s death is disgusting. Surely she should have been the main beneficiary.

    It seems ironic that Stieg fought for womens’ rights and yet his life partner has been excluded from what should rightfully be hers.

    - Cat Gough,


    • Leo from Huntingdon UK, says:

      Heart attack.

      - Briksdal,


  • mel from usa 3/9/11 says:

    It is truly sad. But as I think about this it is obvious that Steig and Eva really missed something. When in Rome, they simply should have married and all this after shock could not have occurred. It didn’t need to have been publicized, a quiet affair, with no one knowing except them and their attorney. Isn’t it strange that the one who works so hard against discrimination against women leaves Eva so opened to it. One must also see the world as it is and take measures to protect yourselves.

    None the less, love the books and Eva is right-on about the dynamics of how they move, so very hard to stop thinking about. So sad they can’t continue but so happy to have met you.

    - mel from usa 3/9/11,


  • Donna Erickson Wintory says:

    Finally, I am so glad to meet Eva, via this site. Thank you, I have been very curious about who could have been so fortunate to have loved and lived with Stieg Larsson. She is certainly interesting in her own right and I look forward to reading her book about Life After Stieg.

    - Donna Erickson Wintory,


  • Betty Johnson USA says:

    Good for you, Eva

    - Betty Johnson USA,


  • Betty Johnson USA says:

    Good for you, Eva

    - Betty Johnson USA,


  • Jack Xerxes Jordan says:

    Hey Eva, I would like to say that your other half was a great writer and you are too! Both of you are so talented, It’s a shame that Stieg is not here with us any more. But in theory he will always be here and his books will never be forgotten. I hope that the 4th book will come out soon and that you get full rights for everything…. (: Also i heard that there was plans for 10 books? If it does happen to be, that there are more books to come, it will be the best news in ages and the best books of all time.

    - Jack Xerxes Jordan,


  • Tony White says:

    What a fine person. It was a shock to discover that the much vaunted Swedish Liberalism is so repressive and inhuman and that the person that Steig had clearly made his life with should be so shabily treated by the State’s systems and his family. I’ve just finished reading the Millenium triology, exceptional stories who’s charectors have real life . Having seen this interview its clear where some of their natures have come from. Now I’ve finished reading them and know there will be no more to follow I’m feeling a sense of loss that is almost like losing a loved friend. I hope that Eva is able to resolve her issues and get justice and perhaps work to complete the fourth story. I’d like to hear from these friends again. He was a man who obviously lived by his principles in a world where that’s the exception, and the worlds a bleaker place for his loss.

    - Tony White,


  • Tony White says:

    What a fine person. It was a shock to discover that the much vaunted Swedish Liberalism is so repressive and inhuman and that the person that Steig had clearly made his life with should be so shabily treated by the State’s systems and his family. I’ve just finished reading the Millenium triology, exceptional stories who’s charectors have real life . Having seen this interview its clear where some of their natures have come from. Now I’ve finished reading them and know there will be no more to follow I’m feeling a sense of loss that is almost like losing a loved friend. I hope that Eva is able to resolve her issues and get justice and perhaps work to complete the fourth story. I’d like to hear from these friends again. He was a man who obviously lived by his principles in a world where that’s the exception, and the worlds a bleaker place for his loss.

    - Tony White,


  • Tina says:

    Dear Everyone,

    I really hope that Ms. Danielsson and Mr. Larsson’s family get togethe,r for his legacy’s sake, to publish the fourth book–if possible. They owe that to him.

    I think the man was simply marvelous, and those he loved need to do this for him.

    Peace!

    - Tina,


    • admin says:

      Hear! Hear!

      - Pat E.,


  • Tina says:

    Dear Everyone,

    I really hope that Ms. Danielsson and Mr. Larsson’s family get togethe,r for his legacy’s sake, to publish the fourth book–if possible. They owe that to him.

    I think the man was simply marvelous, and those he loved need to do this for him.

    Peace!

    - Tina,


    • admin says:

      I totally agree – the irony is horrendous – the injustice just makes me so angry.A couple that fought for the rights of others – Stieg and Eva fought for equality and Eva is being treated as if she is ‘nothing’. How on earth can any creative person be creative without the help, support and input from their partner? That is just not possible.Why should Stieg’s brother and father earn anything from Stieg and Eva’s hard work? Just because Sweedish law does not recognise a common law spouse – what a disgrace! Female rights once more being disregarded.

      - Leo from Huntingdon UK,


  • Judie says:

    Dear Eva, Awaiting your book (in English translation?) eagerly and justice for you and Sieg.

    - Judie,


  • Judie says:

    Dear Eva, Awaiting your book (in English translation?) eagerly and justice for you and Sieg.

    - Judie,


  • Marta Edel, Sao Paulo says:

    Eva, the world is looking forward to the 4th wonderful book of you two! Many many inspiration and force for you! Good luck!

    - Marta Edel, Sao Paulo,


  • Marta Edel, Sao Paulo says:

    Eva, the world is looking forward to the 4th wonderful book of you two! Many many inspiration and force for you! Good luck!

    - Marta Edel, Sao Paulo,


  • Woman who respects decency says:

    Bravo , you wonderful woman !

    - Woman who respects decency,


  • Woman who respects decency says:

    Bravo , you wonderful woman !

    - Woman who respects decency, 3 May 2011


  • Girl Who Lost Her Soulmate says:

    Eva, I look to you as a mentor, though it’s sad this is the thread that connects us. I came home to find my soulmate, died suddenly at 52, from cardiac arrest. He left no will either. In our discussions, his legacy was for his niece to go to university. I was honored he would he ask me and I was equipped to the task in spite of my broken heart. After his death, his family nominated me to handle his estate. Six months later they sued me for control. In their eyes, I was only “the girlfriend,” but the fact remains, he left no will. Their greed and incompentance are dismantling all he had built for his niece. I hope to see resolution soon for you.

    - Girl Who Lost Her Soulmate,


  • Girl Who Lost Her Soulmate says:

    Eva, I look to you as a mentor, though it’s sad this is the thread that connects us. I came home to find my soulmate, died suddenly at 52, from cardiac arrest. He left no will either. In our discussions, his legacy was for his niece to go to university. I was honored he would he ask me and I was equipped to the task in spite of my broken heart. After his death, his family nominated me to handle his estate. Six months later they sued me for control. In their eyes, I was only “the girlfriend,” but the fact remains, he left no will. Their greed and incompentance are dismantling all he had built for his niece. I hope to see resolution soon for you.

    - Girl Who Lost Her Soulmate,


  • Malynka says:

    I bought the books due to the article in Oprah magazine. I’m so glad I did. I have just finished the third book. They were captivating, enthralling and very difficult to put down.

    I truly hope that Steig’s family can overcome their greedy quest and show some compassion for Eva. She could then satisfy my greed to read more and be shown the respect that she deserves.

    - Malynka,


  • Malynka says:

    I bought the books due to the article in Oprah magazine. I’m so glad I did. I have just finished the third book. They were captivating, enthralling and very difficult to put down.

    I truly hope that Steig’s family can overcome their greedy quest and show some compassion for Eva. She could then satisfy my greed to read more and be shown the respect that she deserves.

    - Malynka,


  • Marta Edel, Sao Paulo , Brasil says:

    Dear Eva, any fres news about going on with the next one? I´m feling so sad finishing my third today… Please give us any sign or whatever.. Tack! A stor kram paa dig..

    - Marta Edel, Sao Paulo , Brasil,


  • Marta Edel, Sao Paulo , Brasil says:

    Dear Eva, any fres news about going on with the next one? I´m feling so sad finishing my third today… Please give us any sign or whatever.. Tack! A stor kram paa dig..

    - Marta Edel, Sao Paulo , Brasil,


  • A Jones says:

    brave woman, and hope that she has success with what undoubtedly her partner would have wanted her to have and to continue in his name. re the heart attack, there is technology available that can cause this. It is possible also to cause heart attack by direct physical means, without leaving an obvious trace.

    - A Jones,


  • A Jones says:

    brave woman, and hope that she has success with what undoubtedly her partner would have wanted her to have and to continue in his name. re the heart attack, there is technology available that can cause this. It is possible also to cause heart attack by direct physical means, without leaving an obvious trace.

    - A Jones,


  • S.M. from Chicago says:

    I haven’t read a better suspense book in a long time and I feel so sorry that Eva shouldn;t enjoy the least of the money gained by this book.Losing a soulmate is hard but feeling so unimportant in Stieg’s life,I think was the last straw for her.I can;t believe that Swedish court has made such a decision.I am sure the fourth novel will redeem her from her fallen state.

    - S.M. from Chicago,


  • Liz MCEntee says:

    I am so sorry for Eva’s lose. Doesn’t STieg write about the unjustness of the Sweden courts. Haunting. Eva, get a better lawyer. Someone that’s willing to kick some butt.

    - Liz MCEntee,


  • J.A. Gibson says:

    Last night I finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo which I had heard so much about…so I got it out of the library two days ago, started it the night before last, and finished it last night. Incredibly powerful. It is sickening that Eva Gabrielsson who had so much to do with the development of the book (through living with, and thousands of discussions with, Stieg Larsson as he wrote it) and who helped with the editing, should be dispossessed of what is her and his intellectual property, jointly. She ought to have fifty percent of the profits across the board. She ought to have control of the manuscripts and the unpublished manuscript and film rights. She is obviously a highly intelligent and principled woman being denied her moral rights by a defective legal system which does not recognize common-law marriage. This sheds a poor light on Sweden which is supposed to be one of the world’s strongly democratic and egalitarian countries. In fact, this in itself proves that even within such a society, fascism and fundamentalism and discrimination have strong influence on government.

    - J.A. Gibson,


  • Lorraine and George Beazley says:

    We, in Canada, are not able to download Girl who played with Fire or The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest on to our ebooks. None of the download sites allow CANADA we did download the first in the trilogy.

    - Lorraine and George Beazley,


  • Filomena D.Z. Hall says:

    My heart breaks for you. It’s not really about the money for you, but it is for Stieg’s father and brother. His father had very little to do with his upbringing and now he wants to “cash” in on his death. You were Stieg’s soulmate his life partener, you alone deserve what is left behind. The comfort you get from the many years you had with him cna not be felt by his father and brother. I pray that God gives you comfort and peace and the strenght to fight for what is yours. I look forward to the 4th book…I LOVED the first three!!!

    - Filomena D.Z. Hall,


    • tania,Brasil,12 October 2011, says:

      She is in a recent issue of Vanity Fair..

      - Ruzbey MISTRI,


    • Steig’s in Hell, says:

      I meant ask how you can not agree with his views especially in regards to women. I don’t get that.

      - Kevin,


  • Tess says:

    I’m grateful to have found Eva’s interview – and to learn a bit about her life. I’ll look forward to reading her book.

    - Tess,


    • Ruzbey MISTRI, says:

      His views that women should not be abused and are equal members of society. Wow.

      - Kevin,


  • Gary Jackson. Tamworth NSW says:

    I believe EVA Gabrielsson has the rights to publish Steig Larsson’s unpublished manuscripts. Long term relationships (emotionally, physically, financially) should be honored due to the commitment between this couple. Surely, long term relationships must be accepted by all legal avenues of all governments & levels of administrations. I thought Sweden was more politically correct & a fairer culture than has been portrayed in this story.

    - Gary Jackson. Tamworth NSW,


  • Rodney, Melbourne, Australia, 12 September 2011 says:

    I recently heard Eva Gabrielsson speak in an interview with Margaret Throsby on ABC Radio in Australia and I was shocked and saddened to discover that defacto relationships are not regonised under law as yet in Sweden, a country that I always had thought far more socially progressive than Australia. I was inspired from hearing Eva’s account to seek out purchase Eva’s book ‘Stieg & Me’, which I have read over the last week. I was very touched and moved by what I read. Thankyou

    - Rodney, Melbourne, Australia, 12 September 2011,


  • L.Avery Vancouver,Canada says:

    She should continue with the books. He would have wanted them finished and she can live can finish a project which was meaningful to them both.

    - L.Avery Vancouver,Canada,


    • Edgar Nkosi White, says:

      I agree each word You make me cry Strenght to fight for what is yours..I look forward to the 4th book…”too”

      - tania,Brasil,


  • M Herrmann California says:

    My husband and I have read all three books and have seen the movies. The movies were good, but after reading the books they were a disappointment. We felt so intellectually involved with the books both because of the politics and the intrigue.

    We hope Eva finishes the fourth book and is able to create the same intensity and intrigue.

    - M Herrmann California,


    • S. Sloan, New Jersery, says:

      I agree totally. He would have wanted her to continue. When i first read the books i was totally baffled as to how he could have had so much much insight. now it all makes sense. No movie can capture the intensity and the feeling you get from reading the work. She now has to reinvent herself.

      - Edgar Nkosi White,


  • hilodave says:

    In a perfect world Larsson’s family would share the pie with Ms. Gabrialsson, his life partner of 30 years and thus allow the Millennium series to continue. I believe she has the partial fourth book and the additional series outlines…Larsson’s brother comes off as a greedy sob…..perhaps part of the reason Stieg was estranged from during his life.

    - hilodave,


  • Judy Haywood-Gonzalez says:

    Eva Gabrielsson, you go girl. I’m going to buy your books. I hope you win, I know you will. Those books were more than one person could write,your fingerprints are all over them…I can feel it . I pray you prevail.

    - Judy Haywood-Gonzalez,


  • gw says:

    I heard he committed suicide, its that correct??

    - gw,


    • T William Powell, says:

      But he wasn’t estranged from his family. His brother today released the email that Stieg sent him 20 days before his death. In it, Stieg sounds like he was fairly close to his brother, signing off with “Kisses”All this stuff about estrangement is coming from Eva. Maybe it’s not true?

      - Bob,


  • Donna V says:

    I am so sad that he wasn’t able to write the 10 books as planned. What a talent. I feel so sad for her. She looks/seems/feels sad – what a loss. He wrote about violence against women and here she is, suffering another kind of violence at the hands of his family. Had he only known/conceived of what might happen. Tragic.

    - Donna V,


    • Eva Linti, says:

      No of course he did not commit suicide, he died of a heart attack after walking up seven flights of stairs to his office because the lift was not working.

      - T William Powell,


  • Eva Linti says:

    thats not fair! Eva is like Lisbeth the law system is treating her unfairly. We r here for you Eva! Even if you cant understand this since it english not sweden. We heart you! Fight and never give up!

    - Eva Linti,