Author bio

Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson - book author

Stieg Larsson (born as Karl Stig-Erland Larsson) was a Swedish journalist and writer who passed away in 2004.

As a journalist and editor of the magazine Expo , Larsson was active in documenting and exposing Swedish extreme right and racist organisations. When he died at the age of 50, Larsson left three unpublished thrillers and unfinished manuscripts for more. The first three books ( The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo , The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest ) have since been printed as the Millenium series. These books are all bestsellers in Sweden and in several other countries, including the United States and Canada.

Witnessed a rape when he was 15, and was helpless to stop it. This event haunted him for the rest of his life. The girl being raped was named Lisbeth, which he later used as the name of the heroine on his Millenium trilogy. Sexual violence against women is also a recurring theme in his work.

Personal quote:
To exact revenge for yourself or your friends is not only a right, it's an absolute duty.

Stieg Larsson is the author of books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1), The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3), The Millennium Trilogy (Millennium Trilogy, #1-3), La ragazza che giocava con il fuoco 1 (Millennium, #2-1), 밀레니엄 1 상: 여자를 증오한 남자들 (Millennium 1: Phase Millennium: The men hate women), 밀레니엄. 3: 바람치는 궁전의 여왕, The Expo Files, 밀레니엄. 3: 바람치는 궁전의 여왕(상) (Millennium 3: Queen of the Wind Hitting the Palace), On Stieg Larsson


Author books

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01
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0307269752 (ISBN13: 9780307269751)
02
Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.
 
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
03
The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson's internationally best-selling trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander - the heart of Larsson's two previous novels - lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

~from the jacket
04
Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is now available in a complete hardcover set.

All across America, readers are talking about Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, set in Sweden and featuring Lisbeth Salander—“one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller” (The New York Times). The trilogy is an international sensation that will grab you and keep you “reading with eyes wide open” (San Francisco Chronicle). “[It] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve” (The Independent, U.K.), but “be warned: the trilogy is seriously addictive.” (The Guardian, U.K.).

“Believe the hype . . . It’s gripping stuff.”
People

“Stieg Larsson clearly loved his brave misfit Lisbeth. And so will you.”
USA Today
“Larsson has bottled lightning.”
Los Angeles Times

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared without a trace more than forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to try to discover what happened to her. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist recently sidelined by a libel conviction, to investigate. Blomkvist is aided by the pierced and tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption on their way to discovering the truth of Harriet Vanger’s fate.

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Mikael Blomkvist, now the crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the murders. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. On her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and against the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

“Unique and fascinating . . . Like a blast of cold, fresh air.”—Chicago Tribune

“Wildly suspenseful . . . Intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing.”
The Washington Post

“A gripping, stay-up-all-night read.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Dynamite.”—Variety
05
La ragazza che giocava con il fuoco - parte 1

Mikael Blomkvist ha una nuova storia tra le mani. Due giornalisti, Dag e Mia, intendono pubblicare un libro che svela nomi e retroscena di un losco e vasto traf?co di prostituzione tra Svezia e paesi dell'Est. Sono coinvolti personaggi di rilievo, poliziotti, giudici e politici. Nel corso dell'inchiesta, un triplice brutale omicidio scatena una vera e propria caccia all'uomo: l'attenzione di polizia e media nazionali si concentra proprio su Lisbeth Salander.
06
"Men Who Hate Women" is an award-winning crime novel by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book in the trilogy known as the "Millennium series".
07
『밀레니엄』 3부작은 원서로 총 2,000쪽에 달하는 방대한 작품으로, 각 부는 독립적인 동시에 유기적인 구조를 갖추고 있다. 저자 스티그 라르손의 놀라운 필력과 정교한 플롯을 유감없이 보여주는『밀레니엄』은 묘사의 생명인 전문적인 지식, 동시에 대단원을 향해 질주하는 커다란 시야를 결코 잃지 않는 무서운 흡인력과 폐인성 마력 때문에 “책이 아닌 마약”이라는 평가를 받고 있다. 예상 밖의 퍼즐로 맞춰지는 가공할 범죄의 실체, 곳곳에 포진된 절묘한 복선, 무엇보다도 흥미의 일등 공신인 두 남녀 캐릭터의 완성도 등 『밀레니엄』은 장르소설의 범주를 훌쩍 뛰어넘는 ‘위대한 사회소설’로 평가받기도 하였다.

1부와 2부에서 스웨덴 현대사의 쓰라린 아픔과 과거를 소설 속에 온전히 묘사하면서 스웨덴의 치부를 드러내는데 인색하지 않았던 저자는 이제 3부작의 의미를 아우를 보다 큰 지향점을 다양한 인간 군상들을 통해 생생하게 웅변하고 있다. 부정과 비리를 도려내고, 아픔과 상처를 적극적으로 치유하려는 시민과 공권력의 자정 노력을 구체적으로 묘사함으로써,『밀레니엄』3부작은 역설적으로 스웨덴과 스웨덴 국민의 위대함을 보여주었다고 해도 과언이 아닐 것이다.
08
Now almost exclusively known as the author of the bestselling Millennium Trilogy, as a professional journalist Stieg Larsson was an untiring crusader for democracy and equality. As a reporter and editor-in-chief on the journal Expo he researched the extreme right both in Sweden and at an international level. Collected here for the first time are essays and articles on right-wing extremism and racism, on violence against women and women’s rights, on homophobia and honour killings.

His most important writings – perceptive, learned and committed texts – illustrate the breadth of his journalistic and political activities in connection with matters that were closest to his heart, and to which he devoted his life. Despite death threats and financial difficulties, Larsson never ceased to fight for and write about his most firmly held principles; it was his commitment to these which gave his bestselling novels their explosive force.
09
『밀레니엄』 3부작은 원서로 총 2,000쪽에 달하는 방대한 작품으로, 각 부는 독립적인 동시에 유기적인 구조를 갖추고 있다. 저자 스티그 라르손의 놀라운 필력과 정교한 플롯을 유감없이 보여주는『밀레니엄』은 묘사의 생명인 전문적인 지식, 동시에 대단원을 향해 질주하는 커다란 시야를 결코 잃지 않는 무서운 흡인력과 폐인성 마력 때문에 “책이 아닌 마약”이라는 평가를 받고 있다. 예상 밖의 퍼즐로 맞춰지는 가공할 범죄의 실체, 곳곳에 포진된 절묘한 복선, 무엇보다도 흥미의 일등 공신인 두 남녀 캐릭터의 완성도 등 『밀레니엄』은 장르소설의 범주를 훌쩍 뛰어넘는 ‘위대한 사회소설’로 평가받기도 하였다.

1부와 2부에서 스웨덴 현대사의 쓰라린 아픔과 과거를 소설 속에 온전히 묘사하면서 스웨덴의 치부를 드러내는데 인색하지 않았던 저자는 이제 3부작의 의미를 아우를 보다 큰 지향점을 다양한 인간 군상들을 통해 생생하게 웅변하고 있다. 부정과 비리를 도려내고, 아픔과 상처를 적극적으로 치유하려는 시민과 공권력의 자정 노력을 구체적으로 묘사함으로써,『밀레니엄』3부작은 역설적으로 스웨덴과 스웨덴 국민의 위대함을 보여주었다고 해도 과언이 아닐 것이다.