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Eva Gabrielsson's Stieg Larsson Memoir Hits Vanity Fair

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 7, 2011 at 12:49PM

It's amazing to think that seven years ago, Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson died walking up the stairs to his flat, soon before his magnum opus--The Millennium Trilogy--became a global bestseller, selling over 20 million copies, spawned a movie trilogy ($212 million worldwide) and a Hollywood remake.
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Thompson on Hollywood
Thompson on Hollywood

It's amazing to think that seven years ago, Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson died walking up the stairs to his flat, soon before his magnum opus--The Millennium Trilogy--became a global bestseller, selling over 20 million copies, spawned a movie trilogy ($212 million worldwide) and a Hollywood remake.

Finally, well before the David Fincher Girl With the Dragon Tattoo hits theaters this December, Vanity Fair is publishing an excerpt of "There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me.

The memoir is written by the woman Larsson lived with for 30 years but refused to marry because he thought he was protecting her, Eva Gabrielsson, who has said that she played a large role in his books and has held onto the laptop computer that holds potential sequels. She plans to finish his fourth book in the series, in which she has said that Lisbeth Salander “little by little frees herself from her ghosts and her enemies.”

Unfortunately, as is the case with many magazines this days, VF wants you to pay to read the story either via iPad app or buying the July issue on the newstand. This is only a tease. Here's an early review, and a short blurb.

Gabrielsson will be coming to America to promote the book, which has already been published in Europe and Scandinavia, and hits stores here June 21. She will speak with NPR's Diane Rehm at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. on June 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.