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.”

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  • 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.

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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:

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

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