Steig Larsson is known for his Millennium Trilogy, which a fictional book series that tries to combat sexual violence. However, most people are unaware of why he wrote it.
After receiving at typewriter for his twelfth birthday. Three years later he witnessed a gang rape of a girl named Lizabeth. He said he regretted that he didn’t do anything to help her and afterwards he tried to identify the men that did it.
His original name was Stig, but it was changed because one of his friends was also named Stig Larsson and it became confusing. He became editor and coeditor of many sci-fi magazines such as Sfaren and Fijah.
His first three books were made into movies in the year 2009 by a Swedish and Nordisk film production. He series has sold 80 million copies worldwide.
Unfortunately, Larsson wasn’t able to see his success. On November 9th 2004, he died of a heat attack at age 50. The book series was originally supposed to be ten volumes. The forth book wasn’t published in tell after he died. However, his brother claims he had worked on some it before it went into the public eye.
His estate and royalties went to his father in brother. His long time partner, Eva Gabirielson didn’t inherit anything because Sweden doesn’t recognize common law marriage. They didn’t marry because then they would have to give the address that they lived in, so they didn’t it for security reasons.
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