Monday, March 8, 2010

Stieg Larsson Biography by Barry Forshaw

A host of books on the late Stieg Larsson are being written - or have been written — but Barry Forshaw's The Man Who Left Too Soon: The Biography of Stieg Larsson will be first out of the gate in the UK, published in April by John Blake.

Barry Forshaw (who has written on Larsson for The Times, The Independent and The Express) has spoken to Larsson's confidants, family, various publishers, editors, translators, film people and many authors (Scandinavian and otherwise)  and has tried to ensure all the recent developments are included. The main emphasis, though, is on the books (with much analysis, plus an overview of Nordic crime fiction) and the whole Larsson phenomenon. And, he says, it's certainly no hagiography...

Read Barry Forshaw's review of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo in The Independent

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