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Category Archives: Eva Gabrielsson
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
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
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
Readers of this blog are well aware of the tragedy that has befallen Eva Gabrielsson, the life partner of Stieg Larsson, who has been denied any right to his literary or financial estate. Under Swedish inheritance law, common-law partners cannot … Continue reading
The irony is striking, even if unintended: Eva Gabrielsson will be giving an author’s talk over the Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia. She is returning to our shores presumably to again promote her book, “There are Things I Want You … Continue reading
Several hundred draft pages from the late Stieg Larsson’s “fourth” novel about Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are known to exist in some form. Claims and issues about the rights to this material, the appropriateness of publishing it, and who … Continue reading
Eva Gabrielsson, the longtime partner of Stieg Larsson, has made her displeasure over the use of Larsson’s legacy known almost constantly since his death, when Larsson’s brother and father were given control over his estate despite her life partnership with … Continue reading
John-Henri Holmberg, who was a good friend of Stieg Larsson’s since they were both teenagers and who remains a friend of Eva Gabrielsson’s, was told by Eva that on December 3rd her lawyer received an invitation from Joakim Larsson, Stieg’s brother, … Continue reading
“The worst movie deal in Swedish history.” So Kurdo Baski, a friend and supporter of Larsson in the 1990s, told the Swedish afternoon tabloid Expressen recently about the original deal to turn the Millennium trilogy into a film and TV show. It’s a controversial … Continue reading
Eva Gabrielsson is looking more and more prescient in her bitter anticipation that Larsson’s legacy might be”sold like potatoes.” Expressing her angry concerns to one interviewer, she said, “I don’t want his name to be an industry or brand. The … Continue reading