Seven years ago, Swedish journalist and author Stieg Larsson suffered a heart attack. He died without ever knowing the success of his Millennium trilogy. The books – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” – have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. Larsson’s longtime partner, Eva Gabrielsson, says the books could not have been written without her, and she’s now locked in a bitter dispute with the author’s family. They disagree on the rights and income from the books, and the publication of a possible fourth book. Gabrielsson has written a new memoir in which she details her version of the story. The book is called “’There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me.”

Guests

  • Eva Gabrielsson author, architect, and political activist. Her new memoir, "'There Are Things I Want You to Know' About Stieg Larsson and Me" details her more than 30 years with Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson.

Video

Author, architect, and political activist Eva Gabrielsson talks about her relationship with Millennium Trilogy author Stieg Larsson and the genesis of the books:

Eva Gabrielsson, who was in a relationship and lived with Millennium Trilogy author Stieg Larsson for decades, reads a letter he wrote to her in the 1970s:

Read an Excerpt

From “ ‘There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me” by Eva Gabrielsson (Seven Stories Press, June 2011):

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Gun Violence In America

Monday, Aug 31 2015There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, Aug 28 2015China's market turmoil reverberates worldwide. More than 100 people die this week in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. And the new U.S. envoy for Syria pushes for a political solution to the civil war. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, Aug 28 2015The shooting of two journalists renews calls for stricter gun controls. President Obama visits New Orleans to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. And the U.S. stock market takes investors on a wild ride. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.