There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Me

There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Me

By Eva Gabrielsson; Linda Coverdale (Translator); Marie-Francoise Colombani

Seven Stories Press, Paperback, 9781609804107, 207pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2012

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson. In ""There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me," Gabrielsson accepts the daunting challenge of telling their story, 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, regaling Larsson's readers with how he wrote, why he wrote, who the sources are were for Lisbeth and his other characters graciously answering Stieg Larsson's readers' most pressing questions and at the same time telling us the things we didn't know we wanted to know about love and loss, death, betrayal, and the mistreatment of women.

About the Author
Eva Gabrielsson is an architect in Sweden and the author of books on a variety of subjects, including concubinage and architecture. For thirty years, she was the companion of late bestselling Milennium trilogy author Stieg Larsson.

Linda Coverdale is the awarding-winning translator of many French works and has been honored with the title of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to French literature.

Marie-Fran oise Colombani is a French journalist and columnist for Elle magazine and the coauthor, with Eva Gabrielsson, of There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me.

Praise For There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Me

“One of the most gripping back-stories of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.) was the tale of the author’s 32-year relationship with architect and activist Eva Gabrielsson, and the fact that, because they were never officially married, she was cut out of any say in, or profit from, Larsson’s literary estate. Here she tells the story of that relationship, with many previously unseen pictures and including the letter Larsson left for her to be opened after his death.”—Globe and Mail