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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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I'm about 10 pages from the end of the last book. It's been way too long since I have been so captivated by a book. The books have such sadness underlying them how the author could not see what a success they have become. (and on a selfish note, that there will be no more Mikeal Bloody Blomvist.

- Christopher Dean, 18 November 2010

couldn't agree with you more...

- Kay Steffen, 20 November 2010

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I have read only the first two books and waiting for the third one.and I'm hooked.What a marvellous story.I could'nt believe Mr.Larsson is no more.

- john mathew, 17 November 2010

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I'm from the South East Asia and after reading all 3 books I told my friends there should be a 4th book. Nobody thought so here in the East, but I'm proved right after logging into the internet today to do my own research! Hope someone, or even Eva will continue writing as we are so hooked to Salander's story!

- Margareth Ang, 17 November 2010, 17 November 2010

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I have just finished reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.I just couldn't put it down,one of the best books I've ever read in my life.I'm now onto The Girl who played with Fire...Fantastic writer,fantastic book,what a movie it would be...

- Wendy Hill, 15 November 2010

I also just finished the Girl with the Dragon tattoo and ditto for me.... Great book...I am going on to read The Girl who played with Fire..

- Paula November 17, 2010, 17 November 2010

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when is hollywood gonna stop copying succesfully foreign pics?

ill guess they wont!

moneyworshipping devils!

- JP, 15 November 2010

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Read them, loved them - captivated actually - perfect characters, film-acted with a stroke of genius by all the cast especially Nooni & Michael. Gawd help us when Hollywood take charge...

- Drummeg, 13 November 2010

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Echo same smitten sentiments as others. For an enhanced version, avail yourself of audio books, narrated by Simon Vance. Wow, do character tonalities come to life! After listening and knowing, felt movie version barely 50% on 'value meter'.

- Don Plath,, 12 November 2010

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i'm on for reading the second book, the first book was so awesome, hope to finish it today and buy the third one..the way the story was written is like a magnet that cant be dettached from my eyes..so captivating..two thumbs up to larsson..

- pwitty tyze,, 12 November 2010

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Unbelievable triology! The books were brilliant & the movies were equally fantastic! Hollywood should never think about replacing Noomi Rapace & Michael Nyqvist. These two are such wonderful actors. Future movies will never be as exciting without these actors. The casting director knew what he/she was doing casting all of the actors in the recent 3 films. Bravo!!

- Kostos, 11 November 2010

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I have finished the last book of the Millenium trilogy. I was captivated from the first page. What a terrific writer and what a sad loss. I would have loved to read more from this uniquely talented writer.I am so grateful that he wrote these books anyway. He has made a wonderful contribuation to this particular genre. Thanks Stieg!

- John Lines, 10 November 2010

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