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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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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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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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The Emancipation of Lisbeth Salander…a guest blog post.

We are pleased to present a guest blog post by Jill Yesko. We welcome these kind of commentaries from readers of The Tattooed Girl blog. The Emancipation of Lisbeth Salander By Jill Yesko Throughout the Millennium Trilogy, Lisbeth Salander unequivocally … Continue reading

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Follow the Money Trail, Part 2: Book Sales Continue to Far Outstrip Ticket Sales—And Here’s What’s Going on With the Royalties

Although the film version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is getting all the attention, the continuing success of the books shouldn’t be overlooked. All three of them remain at the top of the best seller lists, outstripping even mega-sellers such … Continue reading

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Are the Movie’s Underwhelming Box Office Numbers Due to a Wrong-Headed Marketing Campaign?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is widely seen as a box office disappointment. Instead of quickly achieving its anticipated blockbuster status, it generated ‘only’ $19.4 million in revenue over the 4-day holiday opening weekend. Even Alvin and the Chipmunks did better. Over … Continue reading

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Eva Gabrielsson Skipped the Swedish Premier Of the Film

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

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David Fincher’s Obsessions Meet Stieg Larsson’s Story Telling

David Fincher has granted a host of interviews in the run-up to the debut of his film, but the most insightful we’ve seen is the one he gave Charles McGrath of The New York Times recently. McGrath, who had already … Continue reading

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Follow the Money Trail, Part 1: The selling of the movie rights to the Millennium trilogy

“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

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Stieg Larsson and “Soft Power”

Monocle magazine has published its annual review of leading countries that possess “soft power.” Editor Tyler Brûlé, appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, explained that Sweden had risen to Number 6 on his publication’s annual soft power list. The first reason he gave … Continue reading

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