"There are things I want you to know" about Stieg Larsson and me

by Gabrielsson, Eva.

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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 knows that story well enough to tell it with authority. Eva and Stieg shared everything, starting when they were both eighteen until his untimely death 32 years later. Here, Eva 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, the inside account of how he wrote, why he wrote, who the sources were for Lisbeth and his other characters--graciously answering Stieg's readers' most pressing questions--and at the same time telling us about love and loss, death, betrayal, and the mistreatment of women.--From publisher description.
Speaking of coffee
Early days
Our mamas
The trip to Africa
The TT Agency
Stieg's journalistic credo
At the heart of the Bible
The duty of vengeance.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this candid, moving work, Gabrielsson chronicles her life's journey with her longtime companion, Stieg Larsson, the Swedish creator of the Millennium trilogy who died suddenly at age 50, in 2004, before the first volume of his phenomenally successful work (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, in English) was even published. Gabrielsson tells that she had little legal recourse in Sweden to claim his literary and intellectual property even though the childless couple had lived together in Stockholm for 30 years and shared passions for science fiction and political activism; they edited and published their joint antifascist, antiracist newsletter, Expo, begun in the mid-1990s, to combat a wave of extreme right-wing militancy in Sweden. The rights to Larsson's literary trilogy fell posthumously to his father and brother, who shut Gabrielsson out. Gabrielsson writes about their similarities: both came from simple farm people, abandoned as children by their parents to be raised largely by grandparents; they met at a student anti-Vietnam War meeting in 1972 and together moved through leftist movements to find meaningful work, Larsson at the Swedish news agency TT, and Gabrielsson as an architect. Much of their political engagement and feminism is reflected in the Millennium books, the writing of which developed much later in Larsson's career-as Gabrielsson, evidently the person who understood him as few did, warmly, lovingly depicts in this spirited defense of their relationship. (Aug.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004
Gabrielsson, Eva
Authors, Swedish 20th century Biography
Journalists Sweden Biography
Biography & Autobiography
Family & Relationships
Electronic books.
20th century
Publisher New York :Seven Stories Press,2011
Seven Stories Press2011
Edition 1st English language ed.
Other Titles Millénium, Stieg et moi.
Contributors Colombani, Marie-Françoise.
Coverdale, Linda, trl.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
Translation of: Millénium, Stieg et moi.
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ISBN 9781609803643
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