Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Journalist Who Was Rejected

This press release from UK publisher Quercus and its MacLehose Press imprint might interest folks attentive to all things Stieg Larsson:
MacLehose Press are delighted to announce that a special, leather and stud bound, one-off boxed set edition of the Millennium Trilogy will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on the 15th Dec. to help raise money for Stieg Larsson’s magazine, Expo.

The boxed set includes the letter of rejection from the Joint Committee of Colleges of Journalism in Stockholm to applicant 493 [Stieg Larsson] and features a charming doodle by Stieg Larsson on the back of the letter.

Christopher MacLehose, CBE, will be presenting the boxed set to fellow international publishers of the Millennium Trilogy at Frankfurt [Tuesday] evening, at a dinner being hosted by Norstedts--at which Stieg Larsson’s brother, Joakim Larsson, will be present. This will be the last time members of the public will see the actual set before it goes on auction on the 15th Dec.
Read more about Larsson’s now infamous, 1972 rejection letter here.

READ MORE:Sotheby’s to Auction Off Special Box Set of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy,” by Ayo Onatade (Shotsmag Confidential); “Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy to be Adapted as Graphic Novels” (Omnimystery News).

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