Stieg Larsson and Me – Book Talk with Eva Gabrielsson
05/29/2012 - 6:30 PM
Free; reservations encouraged
There is only one person who can tell Stieg Larsson’s story other than himself, and that is his lifelong companion Eva Gabrielsson. There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me is her book.
The keys to the “Stieg Larsson phenomenon” all lie with Stieg Larsson the man. No one knew him like his Gabrielsson. Here she tells the story of their 30-year romance, of Stieg’s 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 we come to understand, reading There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me, 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.
There Are Things I Want You to Know is told as a series of short vignettes, with titles ranging from “Speaking of Coffee,” and “Stieg’s Journalistic Credo,” to “Goodbyes,” and “The Fourth Volume.” She speaks with rare candor and dignity, inspired only by the truth as she knows it. The book is thus short and to the point, poignant in its account of two soul mates and the life they shared, deeply insightful into the man everyone wants to know better, and about whom so little is known.
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