Stig-Erland Larsson (15 August 1954 – 9 November 2004) was a Swedish journalist and writer, born in Skelleftehamn outside Skellefteå. He is best known for writing the Millennium Trilogy of crime novels, which was published posthumously.
He was the second best-selling author in the world in 2008, behind Khaled Hosseini. By March 2010, his Millennium trilogy had sold 27 million copies in more than 40 countries.
Larsson's first name originally was Stig which is the standard spelling. In his early twenties, he changed it to avoid confusion with his friend Stig Larsson, who would go on to become a well-known author well before Stieg did. At the time, they were amateur photographers and it was in this capacity that they wished to prevent any misunderstanding; neither had yet published a book. Stieg Larsson, in later years, would tell the story that the two men had tossed a coin to decide who was to change his name, but this is disputed by Stig Larsson. The pronunciation is the same regardless of spelling.
Larsson died in Stockholm at the age of 50 of a heart attack. Rumours that his death was in some way induced, because of death threats received as editor of Expo, have been denied.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, • The Girl Who Played with Fire , The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
Stieg Larsson Дата на раждане:
15 August 1954 Месторождение:
Skelleftehamn, Sweden Националност:
Swedish Официален сайт: http://www.stieglarsson.se/