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Eva Gabrielsson is a working architect, author, and political activist. In addition to having worked with Stieg Larsson on his writing projects, she is the coauthor of a monograph on the subject of cohabitation in Sweden, a study on sustainable housing, and a forthcoming book on the Swedish urban visa mer planner Per Olof Hallman. She has also translated into Swedish Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle. As an activist, she works to stop violence against women. Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson met in 1972, when they were both eighteen, and lived and wrote together from 1974 until his death in 2004. Their struggle together for social justice was the basis for the books in Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. "There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me has been published in nineteen languages in twenty-one countries. visa färre

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Milénium, Stieg a já (2011) 1 exemplar

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A Darker Shade of Sweden (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 107 exemplar


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Lövånger, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Larsson, Stieg (companion)
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Eva Gabrielsson, a Swedish architect, and the late novelist Stieg Larsson were long-time (30 years) live-in companions.
Because they never married, and Larsson died without a will, his entire estate from his successful novels went to his father and brother, which caused great controversy in Sweden and around the world. Gabrielsson wrote a memoir about her life with Larsson, which also describes their work together at Expo, the anti-fascist publication Larsson founded in 1995.



It was interesting to read about Steig Larsson from his partner's perspective — the one who knew him best — and to learn about their lives together.
hejmarguerite | 5 andra recensioner | Mar 12, 2019 |
I recently won a Twitter contest by Tantor Media and when I was allowed to choose an audiobook I could not pass up this selection. Since I had recently finished the Dragon Tattoo series I was interested in knowing a little more about the man behind it. This book did not disappoint.

Although they never married Eva Gabrielsson was Stieg Larsson’s lifelong companion. Sharing thirty-two years together Ms. Gabreilsson is able to relate some of Mr. Larsson’s childhood and early life with the reader as well as the kind of man he was as an adult. The reader learns about his career ambitions and the road his life took in that respect. She also shares his strong moral beliefs on a variety of subjects.

Any book dealing with his life cannot omit what happened after his sudden death in 2004 at the age of fifty. Ms. Gabrielsson not only writes about her understandable grief but also discusses the difficulties surrounding the Millennium series (with family, lawyers and the government) with a grace that I feel I could not muster under similar circumstances. Although admittedly one sided, since she is the author of the book, I feel she deserves kudos in that department.

In reading other reviews of this book I realize many people were disappointed that it was not more of a tell all (behind bedroom door type secrets) but I do not believe that was Ms. Gabrielsson’s mission in writing this book. As it stands this book was an interesting insight into the man behind the phenomenal success of the Dragon Tattoo books, but also an opportunity to get to know a little bit about a woman who is quite amazing in her own right.
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ChristineEllei | 5 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2015 |
I really enjoyed spending time with Eva and felt her pain as she told her story. She's a great lady who deserved much better than she got after her husband died. Their love and the life they shared makes for a great love story.
ToniApicelli | 5 andra recensioner | Jan 13, 2012 |
This book is short, but it's quality over quantity. It's written as if you're sitting in a cafe drinking coffee (COFFEE!) with Eva and spending a long afternoon chatting about her love. If you have read any of the Millennium Trilogy, this is worth reading as you will gain greater insight and appreciation into those three books. The only shortcoming is - this book was too short! I was left wanting more!
librariankate7578 | 5 andra recensioner | Jan 5, 2012 |

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