Category Archives: Stieg Larsson

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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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 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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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo graphic novel trailer

In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the trailer for the DC Comics graphic novel adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. What do you think of this adaptation, and the fact that they’ve made a trailer for … Continue reading

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The Men Who Hate Women

Our headline here reflects, of course, the original title of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. The theme deservedly generated a lot more attention to the plague of violence against women, not just in Sweden but internationally (see Chapter 7 of The Tattooed Girl, for example). Now, three Swedish academics … Continue reading

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Lisbeth Gets Yet Another Makeover: A sneak peek at ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ graphic novel

To whet our continuing appetite for all things Stieg Larsson, DC Vertigo Comics has released a five-page prequel to their soon-to-come interpretation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Fincher movie was an adaptation. The teaser for the graphic novel hints … Continue reading

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