Eva Gabrielsson Stieg and Me

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Stieg and Me

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There is only one person who can tell Stieg Larsson's story other than himself - his lifelong companion and muse, Eva Gabrielsson. Here she tells the story of their 30-year romance, of Stieg's upbringing and early years, and how this shaped his morals and personality. She talks of his life-long struggle to expose Sweden's Neo-Nazis, of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, EXPO, alive, his difficult relationships with his immediate family, and the joy and relief he discovered writing the Millennium trilogy. Above all, this is a love story, and shows that if there was another secret besides Larsson's own imagination and convictions, it was his absolute love for his companion and her nurturing of their privacy and shared passions. Their story is told as a series of short vignettes, and Eva Gabrielsson speaks with rare candour and dignity, inspired only by the truth as she knows it. This book is poignant in its account of two soulmates and the life they shared, and most importantly is deeply insightful into the man everyone wants to know better, and about whom so little is known. "I would have preferred to have never written this book. It speaks of Stieg, of our life together, and of my life after his death," writes Gabrielsson early in her book. It was written because she alone can tell this story.

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Eva Gabrielsson is an architect and author in Sweden of books on a variety of subjects including concubinage and architecture. She is the translator of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle into Swedish, and she has been involved with Expo magazine since its founding by her long-term partner, the late Stieg Larsson.

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In this memoir she recalls her relationship with Larsson and contrasts the hysterical, ill-informed, speculative media hoopla that has betrayed the leftist liberal political, cultural and social ideas that they shared and that inspired his fiction. For devotees of the novels she also confirmed elements in the book that are autobiographical and teases us with hints about the mysterious fourth volume. -- Iain Finlayson THE TIMES - 23 JULY 2011 Gabrielsson's deep love for Larsson rises from these pages with great power and her account of her ongoing battle with Larsson's father and brother over his estate is gripping... love for Larsson is the main force behind the writing. -- Sophie Hannah SUNDAY EXPRESS - 24 July 2011 After much preliminary speculation over its contents, Eva Gabrielsson's fascinating and quirky memoir about her life with the most successful Scandinavian crime writer of all time turns out to be a truly fascinating read. CRIME TIME It is hard not to feel sorry for Eva Gabrielsson. SUNDAY TIMES - 10 July 2011 ...a short, highly emotional tour through a widow's grief and dispossession. -- David Carr New York Times Stieg Larsson's widow tells the story of their 30-year romance, of Stieg's upbringing and early years, and how this shaped the morals and personality of the Swedish journalist and author. TNT - 11 July 2011 Essential reading for the bigger picture of this bestselling author and campaigner. -- Sile McArdle Sunday Independent Ireland 20120212

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