Debut Authors – What Larsson Did Next…

Now I have explored the debut novel of Stieg Larsson, it’s time to go a little further through the wardrobe to unearth what he did post-The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Larsson, S

Author: Stieg Larsson (1954–2004)

Debut novel: Män som hatar kvinnor (2005) / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008)

Age of author when debut published: Deceased

140 character review: A modern tale of manipulation, murder and mystery that’s gripping to the point of addictive. (Original review here – 4 stars)

Favourite quote from debut: “I want you to find out who in the family murdered Harriet, and who since then has spent almost forty years trying to drive me insane.”

Reception of debut: The original Swedish version of the novel was published in 2005 under the title Män som hatar kvinnor (Men Who Hate Women) and won the award for the best Nordic crime novel that year. Once translated, it hit the UK and US shelves in 2008 and became a sensation, winning more awards along the way. The popularity of Larsson’s Millenium series is often credited for opening the door to the translation of Nordic and Scandinavian novels and instilling an audience for them within the English-speaking book market which, lets face it, is a fairly wonderful legacy to hold.

*A new addition to the series is to be published later this year. The Girl in the Spider’s Web has been written by Swedish author David Largercrantz and continues the story of Lisbeth Salander in the spirit of Larsson. Time will tell if it stands up to the other three…*

Other notable works:

The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2009)

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2015)


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