Author Archives: The Tattooed Girl

Lisbeth and Larsson Live On

Several new books and other cultural works call to mind the legacy of Stieg Larsson as an author and the unforgettable power of his character, Lisbeth Salander. A Darker Shade of Sweden, edited by our colleague John-Henri Holmberg (co-author of The Tattooed … Continue reading

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Keeping the “Real” Stieg Larsson Alive

Eva Gabrielsson, Stieg Larsson’s lifetime companion, made headlines around the world in February by giving Sweden’s leading newspaper access to fifteen boxes of Larsson’s research into the 1986 assassination of its then-prime minister Olof Palme, a murder that has never been … Continue reading

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Fiction crosses over into real life with “Salander” hacker in Spanish enclave Melilla

According to reports in Spain’s leading newspaper, El País, there is a real-life hacker calling herself “Salander” after Stieg Larsson’s fictional Lisbeth Salander made famous by the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. The new Salander apparently operates from Melilla, … Continue reading

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The book title with 91 imitators

Since Steig Larsson’s trilogy–The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest–became a publishing phenomenon in 2009, the title themes have been adopted by a whopping 91 other books. A rather surprising 23 … Continue reading

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It looks like the there will be a new “Stieg Larsson” novel after all

But would Larsson himself have approved? Earlier this week the global publishing industry was astir with the news that there is a new “Stieg Larsson” novel in the works. We put “Stieg Larsson” in quotation marks, because this new work … Continue reading

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The Tattooed Girl: Next Chapter

We are pleased to inform our readers that we have launched a new blog and a new Facebook page for our newest book, Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown. We hope you’ll join the conversation … Continue reading

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Announcing our new book, Secrets of Inferno

Dear Friends of the “Tattooed Girl” Blog: We hope you’ll be interested in knowing that we’ve done a new book in our “Secrets” series, based on Dan Brown’s recent bestseller, Inferno.  We go well beyond his plot and characters to … Continue reading

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New York Times reports early short story by Stieg Larsson to be published as part of anthology: A Darker Shade of Sweden

According to Julie Bosman at the New York Times, a short story by the 17-year-old Stieg Larsson will be published in English for the first time next year. The unpublished story is part of a new anthology of crime fiction, … Continue reading

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Will He/She . . . or Won’t He/She?

Will Daniel Craig return? Will Rooney Mara return? Will David Fincher return? The guessing game about a sequel to Hollywood’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo continues, afloat on a sea of speculation — informed, uninformed, half-formed, whatever. The latest twist (red-herring?) in … Continue reading

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Vogue features Rooney Mara on its cover

The February issue of Vogue features a profile of actress Rooney Mara, who played Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood/David Fincher version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie that debuted in December 2011. It’s a worthwhile character study of the Academy Award … Continue reading

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