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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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If Eva truly worked hand-in-hand with Stieg on his reporting and then on his novels, she surely is the one to finish at least the one book which is nearly complete. She deserves the right and should have it. Stieg's father and brother seem much too selfish about this. Can anyone attest to whether they were or were not close to Stieg when he was alive? It would be great to read and to see the sequel.

- NH Landas, Greece, NY, 9 January 2011

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Please, can anyone help me with the meaning of the title of the third book, that originally means "The queen of the castle of air!

- Thais, 8 January 2011

"The air castle that was blown up" is the correct translating of the original title I think. A swindle that is exposed and hopefully swept away.

- John, 9 January 2011

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I bought all three books and then bought the two movies. I think I've never read a more interesting and exciting novel. One of the things I enjoyed about the movies was that I had never seen the actors before and they played the parts perfectly. Noomi Rapace is absolutely perfect for the part of Salander. She made it so over the top and believable. I just don't think that the American version will be as good. It was the unknown author and actors that made it so exciting. I was right there with them all the way through the story, couldn't stop reading or watching. Thank you.

- Mick Jardine s.l.c., Utah, 5 January 2011

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I have bought the first two books and absolutely loved them. Now I'm moving on to the third one, and I have high hopes for this trilogy. I absolutely love this series!

- AlanJ, 5 January 2011

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Just finished book 3, I am in love.

- helenarriaza, 4 January 2011

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An absolute gem of a trilogy. Just starting the 3rd book. Unputdownable.

Translated beautifully.

- A Smitheman, 2 January 2011

Just finished the 3rd book today - I couldn't put it down - had to finish it.

- N. Elder 2 January 2011, 3 January 2011

well, but the title is completely different from the one Larson chose! Why do you think he chose "Queen of a castle of air"?

- thais, 8 January 2011

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I read the first two books in 4 days! My son gave me the third one for Christmas and I am afraid to start reading because I know I will be angry with myself for reading too fast knowing that it is the last one. I have put Mr Larsson in my top 2 favorite authors and hope that he realized how brilliant he was.

- lilalipoo, 2 January 2011

Hi I Also got the 3rd book for Christmas and finished it last week fantastic series My mom of 84 now reading 2nd book also cannot put it down

What a loss Steig dying so suddenly imagine where the story could have gone to with his great mind Eva I hope you can make a plan about the 4th book will definatly buy it and I hope it make you very rich like the Harry Potter and Outlander series regards from South Africa

- Eileen, 13 January 2011

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Thank you for the books you have written, I think they are very fantastic.

- , 2 January 2011

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I know because I have been a victim of their misogynist violence for years. How could he have been so deluded as to not see the threat from them? It seems that women are always the victims.

And as for this guy, why did he not make provisions for his longtime love?

- renegada, 30 December 2010

To your second comment.....Probably because he was young and didn't think he would die so soon. Is this a problem for you?????

- A Smitheman, 2 January 2011

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I wonder what Larsson thought about the fascism of the muslims who are now threatening his country.

- renegada, 30 December 2010

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