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Eva Gabrielsson Hopes to Finish Fourth Millennium Manuscript

Eva Gabrielsson, the life-partner of the late Stieg Larsson, has written a memoir, but she also hopes to finish an incomplete Millennium series manuscript.

While no plot details have been revealed, The New York Post reports that Gabrielsson is promising fans a Lisbeth Salander story where she “little by little frees herself from her ghosts and her enemies.”

Gabrielsson explained that she wrote together with the late novelist, but she cannot finish the book without the “undisputed rights to his [Stieg's] work.” According to Knopf publicity director Paul Bogaards, Joakim and Erland Larsson still retain those rights and they have no intention of publishing this mysterious manuscript. (Via The Guardian)

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Seven Stories Press Acquires Memoir by Stieg Larsson’s Partner

Eva Gabrielsson spent 30 years as novelist Stieg Larsson‘s life partner. Now Seven Stories Press has acquired the North American rights to her memoir about their lives together. Linda Coverdale will translate.

Here’s more from the release: “Gabrielsson describes their activism and deep political passion, their struggle to keep Stieg’s magazine Expo going, their early lives, as well as the seemingly mundane details that make a life: their love of coffee and Stockholm cafes, etc. … The book also includes never-before-seen photographs and letters.”

The book is currently untitled. While Swedish, French, and Norwegian editions will arrive in January 2011, the English market will have to wait until June 2011. In a 2009 interview with Publishing Perspectives, Gabrielsson mentioned a memoir tentatively titled The Year After Stieg.

What to Read When You Finish the Millennium Trilogy

Thanks to the ongoing legal wars between the people Stieg Larsson left behind, readers only have three books from his bestselling series. With no fourth (or is it actually fifth) book to be published, what’s a reader to do?

Publishers Weekly reports that Random House will release a special box set with the entire Millennium series in hardcover format. The set will include an 85-page book entitled On Stieg Larsson. Contributors include his colleague Jonas Sundberg, his original Swedish editor Eva Gedin, and his friend John Henri-Holmberg.

Kurdo Baksi wrote the memoir Stieg Larsson, My Friend, which is already out in Sweden. An English translation will be available by the end of the year. An interview with The Star revealed that Larsson made Baksi a character in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Baksi noted: “That is the best thing I have done in my life. I’m very proud of that.”

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Stieg Larsson & The Miscounted Manuscript

Bestselling author Stieg Larsson‘s younger brother has confirmed there is an unfinished manuscript by the late novelist.

Joakim Larsson told the Sunday Morning: “I got the email from Stieg 10 days before he died where he wrote, ‘Book No. 4 is nearly finished.’ To make it more complicated, this book No. 4, that’s book No. 5, because he thought that was more fun to write than book No. 4.” Later in the interview, Joakim stressed again that the so-called fourth book is actually the fifth book of the series.

At the moment, Larsson’s long-time partner Eva Gabrielsson has the manuscript. The Larsson family maintains they would not publish the manuscript. Gabrielsson and the Larsson family have been legally battling overthe novelist’s estate following Larsson’s  fatal heart attack. (Via CBC News)

Before Stieg Larsson

roseanna.gifThere is no doubt that Stieg Larsson‘s Millenium trilogy is the book blockbuster of the summer. Fans who have already devoured all three books need not fret because there is a wonderful series available to feed their crime mystery needs. Today The Book Beast looked at a writing team of Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo–dark crime authors writing years before Larsson.

Wahloo enjoyed an established career as a crime reporter and novelist. Sjowall, ten years his junior, worked as a journalist, but was only a novice in fiction writing. Together, Sjowall and Wahloo wrote The Story of a Crime series. It is a ten-book story arc following Martin Beck, police detective. Sarah Weinman writes about the protagonist: “[He] doesn’t charm anyone, is prone to indecision about his personal life, and has depressive tendencies. But what makes him an outstanding detective is his quiet doggedness, and his ability to circle again and again on the most minute details until the pearl of a clue is given up like the proverbial oyster.”

Two spooky coincidences are found in both the Scandinavian couple and Larsson. First, that Martin Beck’s story prominently features an abused woman. Larsson’s heroine, Lisbeth Salander endured rape and physical brutality from a guardian. Second, the Martin Beck authors never married legally; their relationship is publicly viewed as a common law marriage. When Wahloo passed away from cancer in 1975, that thwarted the legal possibility of Sjowall receiving royalties for the publications.

Much in the same fashion, Larsson never married his partner of 32 years, Eva Gabrielsson. His trilogy was published posthumously after he died of a massive heart attack at age 50. Now Gabrielsson battles with Larsson’s father and brother over the rights to control his work.