The way Stieg Larsson’s father tells it, there is another book in the Millennium series, which started with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” He’s seen it. He’s held it. Larsson’s father, Erland, and brother Joakim will appear on “CBS Sunday Morning” on Sunday to tell the story of the controversial manuscript.You’ll find Carolyn Kellogg’s full report here.
Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, which also includes “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” has been an international bestseller. It’s the kind of success any author would welcome, and doubtless, Larsson would have continued to add to the series if he hadn’t died in 2004 of a heart attack at age 50, shortly before “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” was published.
“I got the e-mail from Stieg 10 days before he died where he wrote book number four is nearly finished,” brother Joakim says in the Sunday interview, according to a CBS News press release. ...
It has long been known that there was a manuscript for a fourth book, but there have been varied reports of how long and how complete it might be. It was thought to have been on Stieg Larsson’s laptop, which was in the possession of [Larsson’s girlfriend of 32 years, Eva] Gabrielsson, who the family wasn’t communicating with. How exactly has Erland held the manuscript?
Perhaps on Sunday family members will explain what they’ve seen. Is the book making its way to publication? When can Americans expect to see it on shelves?
Thursday, October 07, 2010
From the Los Angeles Times’ Jacket Copy blog: