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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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A great read. Finished the Dragon Tattoo and lent it to a friend who was so intrigued by it he found copies of the second and third books and passed them on to me so I am on the second. Just as interesting.

Strange that some people spend their life fighting (although he was probably doing OK) cut off in their prime you might say whilst others seem to get vast rewards without even trying or deserving them.

Look forward to seeing how the 4th book compares.

- Alan S, 8 February 2014

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I saw the film before I read the books ( bad I know )

But i'm on the second book. Let me just say, i've NEVER EVER EVER been a person to read books. I'm a 17 year old male who just doesn't read, until now. I am so obsessed. I can't believe I didn't read them earlier! I don't want them to end. I've heard that a new author is carrying on the series? An American? is this true? I know he obviously won't make the books the same, but I NEED more Lisbeth in my life

- Jacob Murray, 30 December 2013

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I can only agree with most people who have seen both versions off the film Girl with the dragon tatoo , the swedish version is by far the best and darkest ,and Noomi is 1st rate as Lizbeth

- Terry 29th December 2013, 29 December 2013

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Until now I have not found a thriller at the eight of the Millennium trilogy, and you?

- Chiara, 11 October 2013

*heights, excellence...Sorry for my english :) I'm trying to improve XD

- , 11 October 2013

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After reading just the first of the three novels, and seeing the real person behind the novelistic protagonist, I am sure that' Larsson could have run up those flights of stairs with ease, if he had not been poisoned beforehand!! Was there no autopsy? No investigation?

- Sam Eisenstein, 8 August 2013

Where were Bill and Hilary that day ? ... My next purchase,"The Cliton Murders,The Drug Years, The Sex (Wait the hell a minute here. RAPE isn't sex).... I was headed over to Amazon, but it makes so much sense that I support this site by buying here.

- Rudy Carp, 9 February 2014

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Somewhere I saw a scene from one of the movies where Lisbeth walks across Mosebacke Torg with the statue of the Sisters in the background. Does anyone know which movie that was or was it an outtake?

- Steve, 12 July 2013

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I felt more concerned about the books feeding an addiction than delighted by her successes...but how can anybody not like Salander?!

- Priscilla King, 12 May 2013

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A well written masterpiece he surley understood how the world worked. it just shows that a lifetime of fighting whats wright and exsposing mongrels and showing even outcast like lisbeth salander arent really outcast at all thank you steig your an inspiration to all.

- Menorah maontgomery, 2 May 2013

"showing even outcast like lisbeth salander aren't really outcast at all......."

This is similar to what I wanted to express. Thank You!

- Diana Craig, 23 July 2013

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Oh Yes- sorry- Steig Larsson is an absolute genius and I am forever grateful to him for creating the Milennium series. He is such an inspiration.

- Noomi Rapace is Lisbeth- New York City, 11 April 2013

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I cannot believe that Rooney Mara was nominated for an Oscar for her performance and Noomi Rapace was not. Her performance was 'fine' but it was nothing in comparison to Noomi's. I cannot support the Academy Awards from here on out-seriously. Noomi Rapace is an absolute genius and her performance totally moved me. All I can say is that SHE is Lisbeth Salander and everyone else is just a zerox copy.

- Noomi Rapace is Lisbeth- New York, 11 April 2013

I totally agree with this evaluation. Totally.

-, 3 July 2013

I also agree with that comment. To my point of view Noomi Rapace did an excellent work in convince me she was actually Lisbeth Salander. Also Steig Larsson is a genius. I admire him and I wish he had lived longer so we would had been enjoying his work. Pity he died too young.

- Connie Saldivar, 5 July 2013

Noomi was much better in my opinion through out the series she epitomized what you felt she was like. I cannot believe she has been over looked and under appreciated. Noomi you are my lisbeth.

- Nick, 29 July 2013

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