Stieg Larsson and the Millennium trilogy
Stieg Larsson was a relatively unknown writer when the Millennium trilogy was published. A crime story in three parts depicting a darker side of contemporary Sweden, the books became an enormous success with readers all over the world. Sadly, Larsson himself passed away before the three Millennium books were published.
Lisbeth Salander is the female star of the books. This computer-hacking outsider character is allegedly based on how Larsson imagined Pippi Longstocking as a grown-up. In the Swedish filmed versions of the Millennium books, rising star Noomi Rapace plays the role of Salander.
The hype around Stieg Larsson’s Millennium book trilogy is in full swing with millions of copies sold — and the first movie adaptation a Scandinavian blockbuster. But the author, who died before he got to see any of his books in print, would have been a reluctant celebrity.
Guided tour in the footsteps of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist
Tour guide Elisabeth Daude talks about the Stockholm places that the Stieg Larsson characters Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomqvist frequent.