Posts tagged “stieg larsson”
June 9, 2011
“Stieg did not sit down one day at his computer and announce, “I’m going to write a crime novel!” In a way, he never even formally began to write one at all, because he never drew up an outline for the first book, or the next two, still less for the seven he intended should follow. Stieg wrote sequences that were often unrelated to the others. Then he would “stitch” them together, following the thread of the story and his inclination. In summer 2002, during a week-long island vacation, I could see he was a bit bored. I was working on my book about the Swedish architect Per Olof Hallman, but Stieg was at loose ends, going around in circles.”
May 11, 2011
. . . 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. —USA Today
March 30, 2011
City Arts & Lectures in San Francisco, CA presents Eva Gabrielsson in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt on Monday, June 27th at 8pm at the Herbst Theatre. Buy tickets for the event here.
March 1, 2011
The original title for Gabrielsson’s book, and the one used in France, Sweden, and Norway, where the book was released last month, is Millennium, Stieg and Me. “We considered that title,” says Seven Stories’ publicity director Ruth Weiner. “But we wanted it to reflect how much of the book is about them and their love story.” . . . As for the size of the first printing, says Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon, “We’ve done it before. But in these days it’s a lot. It’s not so different from Kurt Vonnegut’s Man Without a Country in size and intentions, a first-person nonfiction that’s not exactly a memoir. I’d be more nervous if it wasn’t such a good book. The focus is like a Greek tragedy, like the Oresteia, the laws of the state versus higher laws.”
Tags: articles, Dan Simon, eva gabrielsson, girl with the dragon tattoo, milennium trilogy, publishers weekly, ruth weiner, stieg larsson, stieg larsson fourth book, there are things i want you to know
February 18, 2011
Ms. Gabrielsson does not claim to be Larsson’s ghostwriter for the Millennium series, which has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, but writes that he could not have written it without her. “Out of our struggles, our commitments, our travels, our passions, our fears, these books are the jigsaw puzzle of our lives,” she writes. “That’s why I cannot pinpoint exactly what, in ‘Millennium’ comes from Stieg and what comes from me.”
February 16, 2011
She wraps up the book by swearing not only to continue her fight for the legal right to make decisions pertaining to the ways Larsson’s works and name are used and distributed, but to take revenge upon those who have wronged Larsson and herself. The phrase “a woman scorned” came to mind again and again as I read: Gabrielsson’s rage is Dido-like in both its determination and its mythological breadth.