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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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I have a brother-in-law who really enjoys reading anything in Swedish that he can get his hands on. I would like very much to purchase the three Larsson books in the trilogy as a gift for him. I see below that "Kirsten" says she read all three in the original Swedish. Can anyone point me to a site where I could purchase these books in the original Swedish? If so, many, many thanks. PS I just finished listening to Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on audiobook and it kept me up far into the night many nights because I simply could not turn the player off. Thanks.

- Linda, 02 July, 2009, 3 July 2009

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I read all three books and enjoyed all of them alike.I regret that the actors that were chosen for the film do not look like I had imagened the characters at all. I won't go to see the film.

- baba, 30 June 2009

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Im reading last book. Good serie, but why is all action on last 20 pages? :D

- Saara92, 28 June 2009

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Great series of books. Lisbeth Salander becomes a star and while in real life perhaps one would shun her, the books open one up to realize that there is more to people, than meets the eye. She/Lisbeth is a very powerful person, and one that you can relate to, even as an elder white male. She likely personafies what one self would loved to have done and been. Fight the system, as the system is dumming and controlling of people and contrary to all progress. Yes there needs to be laws, still as few as possible, to ensure the person grows and takes responsibility of one's self, and grow. Government and the society cannot and should not ensure people don't fail, and should encourage only growth. Love these books, and hope indeed the family problems don't make the 4th book be missed, please!

- Poul Gottlieb Jacobsen, 25 June 2009

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I read all three books and I think that they are really the best that i have never read, beautiful!!!

- , 25 June 2009

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I Just Finished the girl who played with fire im not a mystery reader by nature ,I couldnt put either book down.....Now Im waiting for the third in english,Cant wait!!!Lynne U.S.A

- lynne June 25th, 25 June 2009

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I just finished reading "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" because I wanted to know what the fuzz was all about. I got to say that I was absorbed by the book from the get go, however by the last few chapters I began to feel disappointed by the way the story unraveled. As I finished reading the last page I couldn?t help feeling manipulated by cheap writing tricks. I won't be reading his other two books, I won?t be part of the millennium mass consumption. It was a good thing that I read the book at the bookshop in the US where I didn?t have to purchase it.

- Reb/Madrid, Spain, 25 June 2009

Estoy de acuerdo en lo que dices, me enganche desde el primer momento pero hacia el final me decepciono

- Mm, 22 September 2009

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Please say if ther s a 4th book!!!!!

- JmSusierra, 24 June 2009

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I've read the first and second books and I've just started the third one...I was looking forward to having it and finally here it is!...I fell in love with the first book almost at the first page and I could not put it away a moment...same for the second one and I'm starting to feel the same about the last one (sadly)...Stieg is one of the greatest writers I've ever read and it is a shame he died so much young and without knowing what amount of people love their books...

I saw the film too and taken into account how difficult is to translate a book to a film, I ended up quite happy with the result...

- Teresa/Madrid/Spain, 24 June 2009

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Exquisite books, a violent disillusioned and intriguing plot that reveals the real problems of our society, communicated through a fresh direct and at times harsh journalistic style

- Ludo Crisanti/ Italy, 19 June 2009

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