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There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Me

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ISBN13: 9781609803636
ISBN10: 1609803639
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Here is the real inside story—not the one about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, but rather the love story of a man and a woman whose lives came to be guided by politics and love, coffee and activism, writing and friendship. Only one person in the world knows that story well enough to tell it with authority. Her name is Eva Gabrielsson.

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson shared everything, starting when they were both eighteen until his untimely death thirty-two years later at the age of fifty. In “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me, Eva Gabrielsson accepts the daunting challenge of telling the story of their shared life steeped in love and sharpened in the struggle for justice and human rights. She chooses to tell it in short, spare, lyrical chapters, like snapshots, regaling Larsson’s readers with the inside account of how he wrote, why he wrote, who the sources were for Lisbeth and his other characters—graciously answering Stieg Larsson’s readers’ most pressing questions—and at the same time telling us the things we didn’t know we wanted to know—about love and loss, death, betrayal, and the mistreatment of women.

Book News Annotation:

Author Eva Gabrielsson was the long-time life partner of Stieg Larsson, author of the popular Millennium Trilogy. She presents vignettes of their 32 years together, revealing details of their early lives, their political activism in Sweden, Larsson's magazine and investigative journalism, and their hobbies. She answers common questions about inspirations for the characters and the details in the trilogy and describes the legal problems following Larsson's death, while still holding out hope for a possible fourth book. The book closes with excerpts from her diary during the year of Larsson's death and an update on developments in her life since then. The book is illustrated with color personal photos. It was first published as Millénium, Steig et Moi by Actes Sud, 2011. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

EVA GABRIELSSON is an architect, author, and political activist. Currently her architectural practice includes housing and office construction and heading a European Union initiative to create sustainable architecture in the Dalecarlia region. As an author, in addition to working with Stieg Larsson on his writing projects, she is the coauthor of several books, including a monograph on the subject of cohabitation in Sweden, a Swedish government study on how to create more sustainable housing, and a forthcoming study on the Swedish urban planner Per Olof Hallman. She has also translated into Swedish Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. As an activist, she works to stop violence against women. In 2010 she served as a consultant on a Danish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by the Nørrebro Theatre Company.

 Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson met in 1972, when they were both eighteen, and lived and wrote together from 1974 until his death in 2004. Their struggle together for social justice was the basis for the books in Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy.

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Michael Kitchen, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Michael Kitchen)
With any visit a book store over the last couple years, the Stieg Larsson trilogy was always prominent. Thinking it just the latest hot thriller, I didn’t become engaged in the hype.

Then, I was in a book store and saw this title on the “new hardcover” section. The reason it caught my eye was because, 1) it is a Seven Stories Press book, which is an ultra-progressive publisher that I like and 2) because I had been seeing it pop up on my Facebook from the Seven Stories Press Facebook page. When I read the inside cover about how Eva Gabrielsson was Stieg’s companion for more than thirty years; that he died suddenly, shortly after delivering the Millennium Trilogy; that Eva was not receiving any rights because of Sweden’s laws that do not recognize unmarried though committed couples to inherit the deceased mate’s property; and that both Steig and Eva were activists, piqued my interest. So on that day, I purchased this book and the first in the Millennium Trilogy �" The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

This is a concise memoir of Eva and Steig’s life, and the suffering Eva experienced after Steig’s sudden death. A quick and compelling read, I dove into the Millennium Trilogy with more insight thanks to this understanding of the author and his life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781609803636
Author:
Gabrielsson, Eva
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Coverdale, Linda
Author:
Colombani, Marie-Francoise
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.78 x 5.51 x 0.92 in 0.88 lb

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