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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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And there were supposed to be 10 books in the Millenium Series! What a loss. RIP, Stieg.

- CC, 29 May 2010

The 4th book was half written when he died =(

- Anisa, 30 May 2010

Just finished the 3rd book. They are wonderful, I just wish there were more to read. Did I miss what happened to Lisbeth's twin sister?

- Gloria , 7 June 2010, 7 June 2010

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I have just started reading The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo after listening to Charlie Rose interview the Swedish editor of the trilogy. I am going to read the books in sequence of course. Everything about Stieg Larsson's life is quite fascinating.

- Karen Kjellquist-Gutierrez, 27 May 2010

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I have read the complete Millennium series and I just wish there were more books to come. His detail to characters is outstanding, The best work I have read in my life.

- theresa, 26 May 2010

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I have just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then rushed to my local supermarket to purchase the other two books from the Trllogy.

It is such a shame that such a talented writer was taken from us in his prime -who knows what other superb thrillers he could have surpirsed us with.

What an amazing author - Stieg you were cut short - wish you were here!

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- jess, 24 May 2010

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Uncharacteristically, I thumbed through an issue of Newsweek as I waited for the tires on my Nissan Frontier to be rotated and read about Stieg. I can't wait to obtain his works and read them as the magazine's book review painted a picture of him that was somewhat surreal. Gone too soon! I'll comment on each book after I read them.

- Marvin Sims, Sacramento, CA, 23 May 2010

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Very interesting interview in the New York Times Magazine of this week end

(May 21-2010) Here is the link::

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/magazine/23Larsson-t.html?pagewanted=1

- Bernard Bujold (Montreal-Canada), 22 May 2010

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- LAOLU JEGEDE, 21 May 2010

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Really a great story. Wonder how it's going on. Can't find the announced

sweepstakes on this homepage???

- Werner seegerwerb@t-online.de, 21 May 2010

Looking for the sweepstakes also. Did you find it?

- , 27 May 2010

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eh not bad

- , 21 May 2010

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There is something about good writing that captivates the imagination in such away as the characters and events in the novel become as real as those in one:s life. Stieg`s talent is unmatched. A modern day Conan Doyle, Stieg`s contribution to this genre is both refreshing and captivating

- john townsend, 14 May 2010

what you said there John, his books are like a good wine, you cannot put it down!

- glen thompson, 16 May 2010

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