March 6, 2012
“There are Things I Want You To Know” About Stieg Larsson and Me
By Eva Gabrielsson with Marie-Françoise Colombani. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. Seven Stories Press, 205 pages, $26.95
One of the most gripping back-stories of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.) was the tale of the author’s 32-year relationship with architect and activist Eva Gabrielsson, and the fact that, because they were never officially married, she was cut out of any say in, or profit from, Larsson’s literary estate. Here she tells the story of that relationship, with many previously unseen pictures and including the letter Larsson left for her to be opened after his death.