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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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Unfinished Manuscript

"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

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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The best books I have read in years!!!

Can't wait to read last one and yet dread

finishing the series.

- Bjewel, 29 April 2010

Yes, I know this feeling too

- elli, 7 May 2010

i agree,just started hornets nest and half of me cant wait +other half sad its coming to an end !!

- de, 13 May 2010

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Saw the director on a Charlie Rose program and bought the first two books. Salander is right there with Charly Baltimore and Beatrix Kiddo. The movie is coming in May. - Wait! I could read the books again!

- Laurel, Virginia, 29 April 2010

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Saw the director on a Charlie Rose program and bought the first two books. Salander is right there with Charly Baltimore and Beatrix Kiddo. The movie is coming in May. - Wait! I could read the books again!

- Laurel, Virginia, 29 April 2010

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I was completely hooked on the first book and no doubt the second book will be a total success. Larsson is a FANTASTIC writer and his books not only keep us intrigued but also desperate to find out whats next to come. He's writing is full of surprises and I can honestly say Larsson's book are the best out there.

- Aleyda Camarillo, 27 April 2010

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Scenario: Waiting for a connecting flight on the way for vacation.....looking for something different to read and the guy in the book store picked up Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and said it was the best thing he's read in years. He is right..couldn't put it down then anxiously awaited Played with Fire. Finished it 5 minutes ago and I am searching.....

Saw the Swedish movie Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and loved it. Noomi astounded me as Lisbeth...want to go back and see it again.

- Brenda Toronto, 27 April 2010

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These are some of the best novels I have read in years. Stieg made Dan Brown lool like a complete amatuer. Once starting one of the 3 books I found I was unable to put it down. Cant wait to see the films, but only the Swedish ones as I have a feeling the American versions will be nothing like the books.

- James, 25 April 2010

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I would like to thank the writer of his excellent Lisbeth Salander trilolgy which I have just read with great passion and eagerness. It was acutally sad I had to finalise the reading.... beacuse what should I read now?

- P Sipola/Finland, 25 April 2010

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I fell in love with the first book when I was Italy last summer and managed to get the second book there as well. Imagine my surprise when I found the third book in New Zealand in October 2009! I spent more money on that one book than I would EVER spend any book! Loved it and LOVED the first movie! Such a shame that an amazing talent left us so soon.

- RPK - Vancouver, 24 April 2010

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After reading the first 2 books it is hard going back to other writers and awaiting the 3rd one, try to find some hidden work to put together a 4th, FAB stuff, i carnt see how a movie can do them justice, the best leading person in a book since Agent Pendergast, my hero ha ha

- rimrock@ct.metrocast.net, 20 April 2010

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What a writer;my husband ordered the trilogy for me and I read them almost in one sitting.

Everything worked around them and most nights I was reading until about 3am in the spare room.The withdraw symptoms are still being felt even after five months,can't wait for the films.

- Barbara 19th April 2010, 19 April 2010

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