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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 also enjoyed the series. Can anyone recommend another book or series that is equally intriguing and character driven?

- AIng, 15 February 2011

Have you checked out this new guy claiming to be the English Stieg Larrson, S.G.Norris, he's obviously jumping on the band wagon but from what I've read it looks good. Bringing the political thriller to Northern England. Well I've bought it anyway, will post on here what I think

- Craig McKenny, 1 Mars 2011

Also, the books are many and have been around some time but have you read Swedens other terrific author Henning Mankell who writes the Kurt Wallander books ? He is an interesting character so try to start with the earliest book you can as the threads run through the books.

- Kate Kinsella 10/Mar.2011, 10 Mars 2011

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You should import me here!!!!!

No one loved this series more that I did. Plus, the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl.

I looked up every address as the books unfolded and plead with Swedes to invite me to visit the TRAIL.

Good Grief, Few people ever noticed the water, the trains, the super highways, the Cities until Mr Larrsen wrote. What a country!!!!

Bless him and screw the attorneys that would cheat us of the" last of sheila."

Please invite me to stockholm. I will learn the swedish language quickly if you allow me. Go Lisbeth, and Go green bay packers............Stockholm invite me.

Unclle Dougie.

-, 13 February 2011

Hmmm - maybe you should comment again after you sleep off the mushrooms...

- jonesey55, 14 February 2011

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truly three of the greatest novels I have ever read, so thrilling with great charactors, so many dates, names, places etc, how did he do it I hope he comes back to life and writes again. Va sa goo

- Carl Gotthard Bottcher, 10 February 2011

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hope to see the movie the book kept me on edge all the time [the girl with thedragon tatoo] thank you for these books so sorry you didnt live to see their sucess

- a schmidlein, 9 February 2011

I Agree

- norm, 9 February 2011

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- glauco (IT), 8 February 2011

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I have just finished the third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Absolutely fantastic reading. Got to go a long way to find books as thrilling and gripping as this trilogy.

- Jill Harris, 7 February 2011

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A read all three of the books, I am in a ladies book club and it was chosen to read by all 8 of us. They really kept you on the edge of your seat. I am sorry that the author did not experience the success of his novels before he died.

- Bonnie Wardlow, 5 February 2011

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As I was reading the first book, I realized I hadn't ready anything as complex and captivating since I had read "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexander Dumas when I was 14 (some 13 years ago). Larsson knew how to weave tale in ways very few know how, and in ways we rarely see in modern literature or other mediums as well. It's amazing to me that he had at least 7 more books up his sleeve, but I guess that's what we call genius.

Being a writer myself, lowly and unpublished, I can scarcely hope to write something half as hardboil, gritty, real and deep and captivating as his only 3 works.

- Nathan, 3 February 2011

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By far the best read, I am a Baldacci and Patterson fan, and would give them up to have Larrson books too bad he didn't live to see how successful he was to become.

- boomsider, 2 February 2011

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Always looking for a good read...these books were GREAT! They were real page turners! Best books since the Dan Brown books! So sorry Mr. Larsson died!

- Virginia N., 31 January 2011

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