Wednesday, August 07, 2013

But Would He Have Wanted This in Print?

Just when you thought you’d read the last fiction from Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson ... The New York Times reports today that
A short story by the 17-year-old Stieg Larsson will be published in English for the first time next year, possibly enticing fans of the best-selling Millennium trilogy that was released after Mr. Larsson’s death in 2004.

The unpublished story is part of a new anthology of crime fiction, “A Darker Shade of Sweden,” scheduled for release in February. Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, announced on Tuesday that it had acquired the collection.

“Sweden’s most distinguished and best-loved crime writers have contributed stories to an anthology that promises to sate the desire to read about the dark side of Sweden,” the publisher said in a statement.

The anthology collects stories from 20 Swedish writers, including Henning Mankell, Åsa Larsson, Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö and Sara Stridsberg. Eva Gabrielsson, Mr. Larson’s companion, has also written a story that will be published in the collection.
(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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