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THE TATTOOED GIRL

The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets
Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time
by Dan Burstein, Arne de Keijzer, and John-Henri Holmberg

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Introduction
            by Dan Burstein

PART ONE: THE MAN WHO CONQUERED THE WORLD

Chapter 1: The Author Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Profound Prescience of Stieg Larsson

by Dan Burstein 

Chapter 2: Why We Can’t Get Enough of the Tattooed Girl

The Author Who Played With Fire

by Christopher Hitchens

The Girl Who Conquered the World

by Laura Miller

Lisbeth Salander, the Millennium Trilogy, and My Mother

by Jenny McPhee

The Novels You Read Are Not Necessarily the Novels Stieg Larsson Wrote

by John-Henri Holmberg

Chapter 3: Stieg Larsson, Friend & Colleague

Stieg’s “Baby”: The Past, Present, and Future of Expo Magazine

an interview with Daniel Poohl

My Colleague, Stieg Larsson

an interview with Mikael Ekman

“I Offered Them a Shrimp Sandwich”

an interview with Robert Aschberg

Exposing the Extreme Right

an interview with Anna-Lena Lodenius

Eva Gabrielsson On the Record

a compilation

In Her Own Words: Eva Gabrielsson Tells Her Story

by Paul De Angelis

Chapter 4: The Wellsprings of His Imagination

Stieg Larsson and Science Fiction

by John-Henri Holmberg

The Man Who Inhaled Crime Fiction

by John-Henri Holmberg

PART TWO: THE CLIMATE IS COLD, THE NIGHTS ARE LONG, THE LIQUOR IS HARD, AND THE CURTAINS ARE DRAWN

Chapter 5: The Fatal Attraction of Nordic Noir

Inspector Norse

The Economist

IKEA Noir

by Brooks Riley

The Scandinavian Invasion

by Jordan Foster

Chapter 6: Making Waves: A Roundtable of Sweden’s Leading Crime Fiction Writers

“What You Are Afraid of Has Already Happened”

an interview with Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

Lars Kepler: The Character Who Came to Visit and Never Left

an interview with Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril

Women, Crime Novels, and Sweden . . . and Zambia . . . and Vietnam . . . and Poland . . . and India . . . and . . . .

an interview with Karin Alfredsson

“It’s Easier To Discuss the Number Of Women on Corporate Boards Than It Is To Discuss Violence Against Women”

an interview with Veronica von Schenck

“Crime Fiction Should Taste Good While Reading, But Leave a Bitter Aftertaste”

an interview with Katarina Wennstam

Chapter 7: Has Sweden Lost Its Swedishness?

We’re All Swedes Now

by Andrew Brown

“Men Who Hate Women”: The Non-Fiction Case Studies That May Have Influenced Larsson

by Karin Alfredsson

Nazis, Spies, and the Thriller Writer’s “Scalpel”

by Carl Loof

We’re Not Like Abba and Ikea: Some Shocking Truths About Sweden

by Stephen Armstrong

The Man Who Blew Up the Welfare State

by Ian MacDougall

“A Dark Sweden”

by Mian Lodalen

Chapter 8: Engrossed in the World Of Stieg Larsson

The Death of Stieg Larsson: Mysteries Within the Mysteries

by Laura Gordon Kutnick

Lisbeth Salander Is the Cure to Elizabeth Gilbert

by Lizzie Skurnick

A Reader’s Odyssey

by MeraLee Goldman

Chapter 9: Stieg Larsson Re-imagined

The Girl Who Played with Larsson

by Craig Faustus Buck

Now Playing: Lisbeth Salander, Hollywood, and Feminism

by Melissa Silverstein

Noomi v. Rooney: The Rumble in the Celluloid Jungle

by Paul Berger

“No One Asked Him How He Felt About Being Raped on Camera”

an interview with Katarina Wennstam

Lisbeth Salander Brought to Life on Stage

by John-Henri Holmberg

The Mystery of the Fourth Book

by John-Henri Holmberg

PART THREE: HOW STIG BECAME STIEG: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT 

Chapter 10: “I arrived in Stockholm with a cold autumn wind, a bottle of wine in my bag, and my glasses misted by rain.”

Living at Home

by John-Henri Holmberg

On His Own: Life in Umeå

by John-Henri Holmberg

Stieg in Stockholm

by John-Henri Holmberg

PART FOUR: THE MILLENNIUM FILES 

Chapter 11. A Millennium Smorgasbord

A Millennium Smorgasbord: Thought Provocations, Reflections, and Resonance after Reading Stieg Larsson’s Trilogy

by Dan Burstein

The Moral Geography of Stieg Larsson

by Dan Burstein

ABBA, IKEA, Volvo . . . and Larsson

an interview with Ambassador Mathew Barzun

Tea with the One-Time “Third Most Dangerous Man in Sweden”

an interview with Paolo Roberto

Stieg Larsson: Timeline of a Life

by Julie O’Connor

The Best Things Ever Said About “The Hottest Books on the Planet”

a compilation

 Acknowledgements

 Contributors


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