May 11, 2011
From USA Today:
We may never see another novel about Lisbeth Salander, aka The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But books about the hacker-heroine’s creator, the late Stieg Larsson, are still hurtling through the publishing pipeline.
. . . On June 21, “There Are Things I Want You to Know” About Stieg Larsson and Me (Seven Stories Press, $23.95), a memoir by Larsson’s longtime love Eva Gabrielsson, arrives in the USA. Gabrielsson and members of the Larsson family have been battling over his literary legacy. Larsson died without a will in 2004 at age 50.
Media outlets overseas have covered the book’s contents; it has been published in France, Norway and Sweden.
Gabrielsson confirms that Larsson wrote about 200 pages of a fourth book in the Millennium Trilogy and that she still hopes to gain the legal rights to complete it.
•The title of the fourth book was to be God’s Vengeance.
•Of her part in writing the Millennium Trilogy, which began with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: “I can simply say that we often wrote together,” and the books are “the fruit of Stieg’s experience, but also of mine.”
Burstein, co-author of The Tattooed Girl, tells USA TODAY there is no doubt Gabrielsson played at least a limited role in Larsson’s books.
“How much of plotting, character and story — that’s not clear, but certainly she did read drafts, gave him her feedback, and I’m sure he changed many things because she told him ‘That’s not the way a woman would talk,’” Burstein says.