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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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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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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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Discussion

Discussion boards

Stieglarsson.com 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?

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Do I need to read the books in order? I just purchased The Girl Who Played with Fire but haven't read Dragon Tatoo yet?

- PK, 16 July 2010

Yes, I believe so. I am reading the first one right now, and some of the main charactors havn't really met each other yet, like Mikael and Lisbeth, the first is when they meet and team up.

- , 16 July 2010

You most definitely do. It would make a lot more sense if you did. Read Dragon Tattoo, Fire, and then Hornet's Nest.

It took me four days to get through the three of them, and I absolutely loved it!

- MJ, 18 July 2010

Thanks-will do

- PK, 20 July 2010

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What an outstanding career Stieg achieved before his untimely death in 2004 best selling writer!

- SM Thompson, 13 July 2010

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La trilogía Milllenium resulta ser una adicción al consumo cultural. Con Stieg Larsson al mando de la emocionante historia de Lisbeth y Michael, resulta incontenible parar de viajar por las entrañas de Estocolmo y las cavilaciones de estos dos intensos personajes.

- Esteban Alvarán Marín, Colombia., 11 July 2010

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a wonderful writer and I am only on the first of the trilogy. What a great loss that he is gone from this life. God Bless his spirit.

- gwendoline rozell, 10 July 2010

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This is one of the best books i ever read!! too bad Stieg is no longer with us!!! R.I.P thansk a lot for your work!!!!!

- Jequilonre, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 8 July 2010

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I love the triology! I cannot put it down. The plot with its twists and turns makes for fast easy reading. The book contain information which is very educational.

- SALLIE POST - SAN DIEGO, CA, 6 July 2010

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I am on the first book of the trilogy! AWESOME!

- Jody S, 5 July 2010

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Oops--I meant PIGS, not piugs.

- Big Wayne, 3 July 2010

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First-rate detective writing--wonderful detailing, and courageous efforts against the NeoNazi piugs of the world!

- Big Wayne, 3 July 2010

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I am soo hooked - now need to get the 3rd part. Is it out in paperback yet?

- Mtl, 2 July 2010

please let me know when the 4th book will come out i hope his girlfriend will publish it

- , 6 July 2010

amazon baby!

- acm, 16 July 2010

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