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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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The very best trilogie, next to the Lord of the Rings, so far. Exceptionally good stories and saw the movie this Summer. Once you start reading, you want more.

- Erik Huurman, Almere, Holland, 29 August 2009

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Congratulations, exceptional trilogy. M'he llegit els tres llibres de cop aquest agost. Era reticent al principi però reconec que ha estat una sorpresa agradable. Felicitats a tots els periodistas que tenen l'esperit del protagonista i a les dones amb la força mental de la hacker

- Marc, Catalonia, 29 August 2009

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I adored these books....

- Yvonne Cork Ireland, 29 August 2009

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such good books, makes ya wanna live in Sweden!

- Keith, Dublin, 28 August 2009

The life in Sweden is always as fun as in Mr. Larssons books!

- Sofie, 1 September 2009

Thanks for your intriguing comments, Keith and Sophie.....haven't yet read the books but will soon!

- Benjamin, Seattle, 7 September 2009

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What a great first book, can't wait to start the next book, I loved Lisbeth, she is comparable to Carol O'Connell's Mallory. Gritty intelligent survivors.

- EH, 28, August 2009, 28 August 2009

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Ho finito questa sera il secondo volume . Domani è il momento di iniziare La regina dei castelli di carta. Sono affascinato da questa trilogia e un consiglio che posso dare : regalatelo a qualcuno che per voi è importante , avrà di che ringraziarvi per tutta la vita. Una trilogia è per sempre ! Grazie sig. Stig Larsson

- , 28 August 2009

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The 2nd and 3rd book just gets better and better. Rest assured; you have something to look forward to. Absolutely fantastic reading all the way through.

- Liselotte Hertz, 27 August 2009

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Have just finished book no1. am about to start Book No2. Couldn't put "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" down am hoping that" Girl Who Played With Fire" will be as exciting as the first. What a waste of a fine writer to die so early. Damn. I love the characters and especially Lisbeth

- dianne paull, 27 August 2009

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Two exceptionally exciting good books, could not put them down, second better than first! Cannot wait for third.

Anne 26th August

- , 26 August 2009

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Not being a big thriller fan, I kept passing over "Dragon" at the library. I finally picked it up and couldn't put it down. I just bought the second book and am trying to stretch it out- it is even better than the first. Lisbeth is such a great character and a breath of fresh air!

- leeceeka, 26 August 2009

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