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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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The 4th Book

"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

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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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I love these books! I've read the "Girl with the dragon tattoo and the girl who played with fire. I have to buy the next book. Oh how I wish you were still alive Mr. Larsson. I am so anxious to read the other book, im hoping rumors are true about a fourth book, R.I.P Stieg Larsson.......................

- Urella D, 7th November 2009, 8 November 2009

A fourth book ? That will be great !

- Vesna, 8 November 2009

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I just finished all three of them! They are excellent,some of the best books I have ever read!

- Heidi B, 7 November 2009

True they are.

- Urella, 8 November 2009

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I am about to finish the 2nd of the series and could not wait for US publication to read the 3rd. Just ordered the 3rd from Amazon UK. The shipping almost matches the cost of the book, but I am very much looking forward to continuing to find out about Salandar and to see if my conjectures are correct. In my humble opinion, there are weaknesses in the plot development, but the characters are mesmerizing. I only regret that Larsson could not reap the success of this series and that we have been deprived of more enjoyable reading!!

- Tiana S. NYC 6 November, 2009, 7 November 2009

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ALL the comments are correct......Steig Larsson was absolutely brilliant! I am in the middle of the 2nd book (agree, they should be read in order). I finished the 1st in 2 days (could not stop). The 2nd is even better, if that's possible. I haven't seen the 3rd in English as yet. LOVE Salander! LOVE Larsson, LOVE not being able to put these books down. I'm going to be sad when it's over...There aren't enough adjectives!

- Ernie, CT, USA, Nov 6, 2009, 6 November 2009

I ordered the 3 book from Amazon UK got it in 2 days, it's fantastic.

- Susie Q, 6 November 2009

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It was a pure coincidence (tnx to my new roomie and her Swedish boyfriend) that I got Larsson`s books in my hands. I just finsihed the first one and I absolutely loved it. The second one is already on my night stand, waiting to be read.

- Dunja, Croatia, 6 November 2009

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Wow, fantastic books, just started the third - real page-turners. Is there a fourth? Is there a movie?

Would love to find out

Sandra Australia

- Sandra, 6 November 2009

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Where can I buy the books in DANISH

- pammyh44@hotmail.com, 5 November 2009

I got the first book from a Danish internet bookstore: www.williamdam.dk I'm not sure though if the post outside Denmark (if not there might be others who do. An other option would be an international book store in your capital city - good luck in your search

- Marianne, 6 November 2009

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I want to buy The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo in DANISH. How can I do this?

- , 5 November 2009

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Loved the books. LOVE salander. Does anyone know if the film is available with english subtitles?

- ES, 5 November 2009

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Hope there is a 4th book!

- EAW, 5 November 2009

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