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Boxed set edition of the Millennium Trilogy.



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Controversy surrounding the legacy

Stieg Larsson spent 32 years of his life with the architect Eva Gabrielsson. However, the never married, maybe due to Stieg's dangerous work at the Expo-foundation. They did not have any children, and Stieg left no written will, so according to Swedish law, Stieg's estate was inherited by his father and brother. This sparked a dispute between Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg's relatives. She claims that they "were never a part of our lives" and that they are not the right persons handling Stieg's estate.

A fact complicating the matter is that Eva has the laptop with the partly finished script for the fourth book in the Millenium series. And she will not publish the script unless she is given the full rights to manage the novels in the Millenium series, the novels which she and Stieg worked with together. However, Stieg's father and brother has not been willing to meet this amend, and this has resulted in a stalemate which has lasted the five years since Stieg's death.

 

The most recent event took place when Stieg's father and brother in an interview with a newspaper offered Eva a final settlement of € 2 million. She rejected the offer, saying that it is not the money she is after, but the legal rights to administrate the literary property of Stieg.

 

So the stalemate continues, and the final words have not been said.

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Stieg Larrson's authentic life appears to be somewhat similar w his work. I was not even a fan until reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2013. .... I've only just begun.

- Diana, 27 Mars 2014

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What a shitty deal for Eva Gabrielsson!! I agree with all the other people - Some people will do anything for money - even if they never earned it or deserved it!!

Just what there books hit upon - women's rights!!

32 yrs. together in Sweden legally doesn't mean anything obviously!!

I don't know Swedish law, but what would have happened if Stieg had no family - would it all go to the gov't?

- tom, 15 February 2014

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I thought Sweden was a progressive country that recognized civil partnerships. In most of the civilized world there would be no question that everything Larsson had belonged to Eva after his death, if he did not leave a will to the contrary. What a shame.

- Amanda, 11 February 2014

Agree!!

- tom, 15 February 2014

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This is an ultimate bummer. It would be so terrible if the fourth book never gets printed. It seems to me that since Eva was Stieg's life-partner that she has certain rights. In other jurisdictions around the world, she would not be left in the lurch. I wonder if there is anything we can do? Start a letter writing campaign to the Swedish government?

I feel great sadness about Stieg's untimely death.

- Alexa, 2 February 2014

Agree!!!

- tom, 15 February 2014

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give Eva what's rightfully hers..... she is the one who shared her life with Stieg.... she at least should have all the rights to the Millennium trilogy and further documents, produced while she was living with him.

- Rini R., 1 February 2014

Agree!!

- , 15 February 2014

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What a terrible tragedy - Eva Gabrielsson was his life partner for 32 years - does that not say something!! It always happens when there is money the vultures show their true colours. Dont know how his father and brother can sleep at night. If only Steig was alive today. What a sad time for Eva Gabrielsson having constant stress since his death which must be very hard for her. Lets hope that his "so called" family do the right thing.

- Sharon Wright, 6 January 2014

Agree!!

- tom, 15 February 2014

Amazing how two people can profit from something to which they had no input and cut out his life companion without a thought for the love, loyalty and support given by her to Stieg Larsson.

It appears that Sweden is not at all the advanced country I once thought.

Could it be that they are politicians?

- Peter, 25 Mars 2014

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The Larsson family is very selfish & greedy!! The fans hunger for a 4th book. God bless you Eva Gabrielsson.

- , 3 December 2013

Very much agree!!!

- tom, 15 February 2014

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Give the lady her rights and let her dearly departed RIP

- Michael Drake, 28 September 2013

agree!!

- tom, 15 February 2014

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Give the day her rights and let the departed RIP

- Mchael Drake, 28 September 2013

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It will be a tragedy if the fourth in the Larsson series never sees the light of day. I imagine (hope) that Eva would be able to complete the fourth book with the ending that Stieg undoubtedly discussed with her. That would be a wonderful and fitting legacy to an amazing author.

- Jan Borrell, 27 September 2013

Agree!!

- tom, 15 February 2014

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