Category Archives: Media

Charles Wright, America’s New Poet Laureate, has been reading “the Scandinavians”

The newly named Poet Laureate of the United States, Charles Wright, has said in interviews that since retiring from his professorship at the University of Virginia, he has more time to indulge his interest in reading things he had tried … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Noomi Rapace and Niels Arden Oplev re-team for Dead Man Down

Alex Billington of FirstShowing.net reports on this gritty thriller, due in theaters in March, which reunites Noomi Rapace, the star of the three-part Scandinavian-made film series based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, with the trilogy’s Danish director,  Niels Arden Oplev. … Continue reading

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The Who’s Pete Townshend: I am drawn to Scandinavian fiction

The New York Times recently interviewed Pete Townshend, star of the legendary rock band, The Who. Townshend, whose lyrics have always been among the most interesting in the rock ‘n roll genre,  also has a genuine literary side to his intellectual life … Continue reading

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Flash! Lisbeth Salander Joins the Rolling Stones!

The Rolling Stones, who for decades have managed to make themselves relevant to the trends of the day, have done it again with their recently released video of their hit, “Doom and Gloom.” And it is so 2012: Zombies, environmental … Continue reading

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