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Why I wish the United States could hire Lisbeth Salander (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) to retaliate against Putin’s Russia
By Dan Burstein* There’s a big problem with President Obama’s retaliatory steps taken against the regime of Vladimir Putin over Russian hacking into the American electoral process. No, the problem isn’t that the Russians aren’t guilty or don’t deserve it—they … Continue reading
The drumbeat of publicity for the August release of the fourth Stieg Larsson book that is really not the fourth Stieg Larsen book has become louder. Leading the parade is David Lagencrantz, the publisher’s chosen heir to Stieg Larsson’s authorial … Continue reading
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
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
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
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