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

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I read all three books in Norwegian and was addicted from the beginning! A great distraction!

Just a couple of observations: being from where I am (that's the only hint I'll give in case anyone reading this comment hasn't read the book to the end), it was easy to notice one part in the first book in the Norwegian version that made no sense geographically and had a factual error, and I see that it has been changed in the English version. I also noticed a lot of spelling mistakes in the later books (Norwegian versions), perhaps due to the translator having to rush to make the deadline?

Overall, highly recommended if you want some interesting and thrilling books in which to lose yourself for a few days.

- Yumi - Canberra, 19 August 2008

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J'ai lu le premier tome, suite à l'incessante obsession qu'une connaissance, lors d'un voyage à la mer, qui, plongé du lever au coucher de soleil, sous la pallapa, dévorait les pages...des 3 romans..en une semaine! Bref, j'en conviens; excellent policier, qui tient en haleine, bien écrit. Un page turner, comme on dirait en bon français! Mais pas le chef d'oeuvre attendu...

- André, 18 August 2008

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mi son fatta ispirare dalla copertina e dal titolo ed è stato subito puro piacere. Non ho dormito finché non l'ho terminato. Dopo sono andata a comprarmi gli altri... ma ho scoperto che in Italia ce n'era solo un altro! Non dandomi per vinta ho mandato un e-mail in Francia e sta per arrivarmi il 3°. Peccato che sia morto, anche perché era giovane.

- licia, 17 August 2008

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the first of the trilogy uomini che odiano le donne is really a fantastic thriller. I,ve read it in 5 days of bed convalescence.I'll buy the second as soon as possible.

- ector palermo, 15 August 2008

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lisbeth salander is so amazing and seducting in her beahiviour, i ve ridden the 2nd volume in a while......i wish she really could exist.....fantastic book

- goes from italy, 13 August 2008

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Je suis au 3e volume et j'adore l'écriture de Stieg. Il sait capter son lecteur du début à la fin avec des intrigues que souvent tu ne devines pas et c'est ce que j'aime le plus. Bravo et j'espère que le 4e volume que Stieg a commencé sera terminé, je me languirai de l'attendre au Québec.

- Réjeanne Dufour ,Québec, Canada, 13 August 2008

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Dear Stieg

I'm sure lisbeth knows a way to send you this post from this web site to where you are!

Thank you.

Millenium gave me a fantastic reading experience :

18 hours in a WE !

- Jean-David, 11 August 2008

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Loved The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, now anxious to read the 2nd book

- Sherry Wolfson, 10 August 2008

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It was really wonderful reading the first part of the trilogy! I can't wait to buy the second and third parts and am wondering how I'll manage to stay patient till their release in 2009 and 2010. It's a pity Stieg Larsson would not be among us to write other books like these and bring a lot of joy and pleasure to all of us...

I read the first part in English but I would probably enjoy it even more if it was in Bulgarian.

- Gergana, Bulgaria, 9 August 2008

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It's amazing this first novel of the Millenium trilogy... I'm in Helsinki for the holidays and i just finished reading the book.

- Bogdan - living in Turin, Italy, 9 August 2008

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