has been online since 2007, now with over 4 million visitors in total.

Share this page

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.

Read more ...

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.


Read more ...


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.

Read more ...

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.

design image
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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

Millennium Stockholm Map

Get to know Stieg Larsson's Stockholm

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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).

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...


Discussion boards features a huge forum filled with ongoing discussions on our beloved writer.

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

Take a look and join the discussion!

Read more ...

Share this page!
Your name/signature: 

I was given "The Girl That Played With Fire" as a gift...and found it to be so difficult to put down...Mr Larsson held me in total captivation....with intrigue and shock factor throughout. Lisbeth Salander is perhaps the strongest and most interesting characters that I have come across in all my literary paths...thank you Steig.... I couldn't rest till I completed the trilogy....but am sad that there may never be a continuation of the Salander tales....if there is any chance for a fourth book you have my support..Mr. Larsson,rest in peace knowing you have created a Masterpiece!!!

- LizSalanderfan, 25 September 2010

I tottally agree with what you said. I could'nt stop reading till I finished all three books, I really felt for the charachter Lisbeth, I only wished I could be as smart as her with all the technical stuff. amazing!! RIP Steig Larrson Thank you

- M in Miami, 28 September 2010

Reply to this comment

Since the start of semester I've finished all three books and have seen the first two films, if only I was this interested in my studies.

- thewalnut, 24 September 2010

Reply to this comment

I'm fascinated with Larsson's stories. I read the first book and I loved it. I bought the second one and I'm - what a surprise ! - completely addicted in it. My wife tells me that "I only be happy when I finish it". I'm afraid that in the end of the trilogy I'll be very sad because Stieg Larsson's couldn't write any other words. The caracther of Lisbeth Salander is the 21st century fiction heroin.

- Ricardo Pereira, Setúbal (Portugal), 23 September 2010

Reply to this comment

Great Book!, i've just finished readind the first book and i can't wait to read the others! i can't beilive Stieg Larsson died, too bad.

- An - Lima, Perú, 23 September 2010

Reply to this comment

I fell in love with Mikeal. The Millennium series is a very good fiction to read, very captivating. I now find it hard to appreciate other books after reading the series. I'm sorry to hear that the author would never be able to produce more books. He is actually immortalized by his Millennium series books.

- RochelleMarie, 22 September 2010

Reply to this comment

I have read all three Larsson books and have seen the Swedish films of the first two. This trilogy is an amazing reading experience, and it is a tragedy that Stieg is no longer with us. Yes, there are minor problems with the writing and the translation, but it goes to show once more that in the case of a terrific story (the 2nd & 3rd books take up where the previous one left off, so the three are really one long story.) small shortcomings in the details can be easily forgiven. Time constraints prohibit putting all of a book's material into a film, but Noomi Rapace is the perfect Lizbeth. If I can't read more Larsson novels, I at least want to see Noomi in other films. As for the American remakes of the films? Thanks, but I'll give them a miss.

- D. Morrison, Tennessee, USA, 19 September 2010

Reply to this comment

I have just discovered this truly amazing author to find out that he no longer exists !!!.... What a shock to my system.... Hornets nest really opened my eyes ... soooo much going on that we know nothing about in every country's politics....soooo much bullshit !!... Now I shall hunt down all the other books, few as they are.

- Linda Denham-Botha Capetown S.A, 14 September 2010

Reply to this comment

I wish there were more books and that he hadn't died so young. Just love them and am now into the last one. Will really miss these when I'm done.

Love how he describes Grenada in the 2nd book - and quite accurately, may I add, since we live here. Apparently, he visited here a few times and was quite familiar with it. I wish that Grenada would have been depicted in the 2nd movie. I think it's really rubbish that Hollywood is remaking these. Almost every time Hollywood decides to remake something that ain't broke, they mess it up. That's what they did with the BBC version of "Pride and Prejudice". Every. Single. Time. "Death at a Funeral" also. The Swedish version is great and they should just leave it at that.

- Negin, 12 September 2010

Reply to this comment





- MARIANNI, 12 September 2010

She has only the first 200 pages

- Rob, 12 September 2010

Reply to this comment

I wish he was still with us.

Imagine a whole series of books about Blomkvist and Lisbeth!

... He may have written another book and hid it somewhere :-)

anyway those 3 books are just AWESOME. Stieg was a genius.

- Rob, 12 September 2010

Reply to this comment

Older comments

« Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 |  29  | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | Next »
Are you interested in news about Stieg Larsson? Sign up for our newsletter – coming soon!