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Stieg Larsson

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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The legacy

Controversy surrounding the legacy

Stieg left no written will, and according to Swedish law, Stieg's full estate was inherited by his father and brother. This sparked a dispute between them and Stieg's life companion Eva Gabrielsson, who was left with nothing. The situation is complicated by the fact that Eva controls the script for the 4th book in the Millennium series.

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The 4th Book

"I can finish the fourth manuscript"

In the book "Stieg and Moi" that Eva Gabrielsson (Stieg Larsson's life companion) is currently writing together with Marie Francois Colombani, Eva says that she could finish the fourth manuscript that Stieg and she had already started working on.  She also reveals the swedish title of the fourth manuscript, "Guds hämd" (English translation: God's revenge)

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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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Career

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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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

Millennium Stockholm Map

Get to know Stieg Larsson's Stockholm

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Life companion

Eva Gabrielsson

In this interview by the Swedish national televsision, Stieg Larsson's life companion Eva Gabrielsson reveals the truth behind the man that was Stieg Larsson. She discusses her claims in the controversy surrounding Stieg's legacy as well as her claims for a part of the royalty.

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Hollywood movies

Remake by David Fincher

Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to make a Hollywood version of the Millenium films. Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have been apointed to play Michael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. Signed on to the project is also the writer Steve Zaillian (Se7en) and director David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7ven).

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Personal background

A life under constant threat

During the last 15 years of his life, he and his life companion Eva Gabrielsson lived under constant threat from right-wing violence. He regarded his writing of detective novels as relaxing. Keeping track of loose ends, characters and made up conspiracies posedno problem since it was, after all, fiction.

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The trilogy

Millennium trilogy

Stieg Larsson had always been interested in detective novels, and he was very familiar the works of Elizabeth George and Minette Walters. He knew what ingredients a good detective story should have, and he even reluctantly decided to spice it up with a bit of sex as it would probably please his readers.

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Discussion

Discussion boards

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Is your prime interest the movies being made? Or are you a huge fan of Lisbeth Salander?

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What else can I say to add to other reader's comments? My only regret is the name of the books in English. I read mine in French because I was told that the English translations were a ways off. The French title of book 1 translates as "Men who hate women" and book 2 as "The Girl who Dreamed of a Gasoline Container and Matches". These two books are among the best detective novels I have read. I took break from them because I was getting too involved. Last night I got back to Lisbeth and Michael in book 3. I cant wait to devour this delicious and last part over the Christmas holidays.

- Paula (Geneva, Switzerland), 26 November 2008

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I only bought this because it was a two for one offer and i nearly got the same tattoo as on the cover. This goes into the top five on my list. what a brilliant impulse buy, whoever said you cant judge a book by its cover may be right, but i am so glad i bought it. January now seems a long way off. He deserved the crime writer award and it is very sad that these three will be the only ones we have.

- Kay- St. Ives Cornwall. UK, 21 November 2008

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Dragon Tattoo: Incredible story, just finished it, can't wait for the next 2, what a sad loss his death was.

- ADF - Conifer, Colorado USA, 20 November 2008

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I've never read something like that... it's, without any doubt, the best novel that I have ever read!

- Guillaume, Québec, 18 November 2008

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I've just finished reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and was amazed at myself! This is not the sort of book I generally read, and to have finished it astonishes me--but I couldn't put it down! I Can't remember what it was that first attracted me--maybe that it was written by a Swedish author and set in Sweden-- but I had it downloaded to my Kindle reader, which somehow seemed appropriate, considering how much of this novel relied on very clever uses of internet technology.

It's not an easy read in terms of content--and wasn't meant to be--but it is so well done in terms of characters and plot, it's hard to imagine anything better. Great read!

- Shelagh, 18 November 2008

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I have twenty pages left to read in the third book, and I've enjoyed all three so much that I can't bear to read the last bit because then it will be over. I'm a big fan of Swedish crime novels generally but these are definitely among the best. For anyone suffering withdrawal symptoms after reading the Larsson books (or still waiting for 2 and 3 to come out in English, I'd recommend Liza Marklund's Annika Bengtzon series, starting with The Bomber.

- Frances Quinn, Tunbridge Wells, 18 November 2008

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I can't get enough of his books!!! He is amazing!!!

- Mandip Kaur, London, 18 November 2008

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I am currently reading the Girl with Dragon Tattoo and have fallen in love with the characters! The book is amazing and real page turner. I am really looking forward to read the two other books from the trilogy!

- L. susianty, 17 November 2008

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And I am also embedded in the second one and can't stop. The 3rd one is also waiting for me and I am fully aware of being totally frustrated when that one is done and no other book of this fantastic writer is there to read.

Even greater than the Henning Mankell books!!

- Gita Smeekes- Netherlands, 17 November 2008

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I am reading the third book of the millenium series.

My nights become very short and all the working day i am thinking of my next evening reading time to go on this suspense story!

Great writter, amazing books!

- Camus from Israel, 17 November 2008

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