Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
"There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me

"There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me

Upgrade to the Flash 9 viewer for enhanced content, including the ability to browse & search through your favorite titles.
Click here to learn more!

Order Exam Copy
  • About this Book
E-Mail this Page Print this Page
Add This - "There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva GabrielssonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise ColombaniAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda CoverdaleAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Linda Coverdale

  • Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
  •  
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: June 21, 2011
  • Price: $23.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-60980-363-6 (1-60980-363-9)
Also available as an eBook.
about this book

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson shared everything, starting when they were both eighteen until his untimely death thirty-two years later at the age of fifty. In “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me, Eva Gabrielsson accepts the daunting challenge of telling the story of their shared life steeped in love and sharpened in the struggle for justice and human rights. She chooses to tell it in short, spare, lyrical chapters, like snapshots, regaling readers with the inside account of how he wrote, why he wrote, who the sources were for Lisbeth and his other characters–graciously answering Stieg Larsson’s readers’ most pressing questions–and at the same time telling us the things we didn’t know we wanted to know–about love and loss, death, betrayal, and the mistreatment of women.

“Fans of [Stieg Larsson’s] books looking for an intimate peek into the life of a man who summoned a dark scary version of Sweden will not be disappointed. The book is a short, highly emotional tour through a widow’s grief and dispossession, and the details of the couple’s life together are jarringly juxtaposed with blood feuds and score-settling. People with an adjacency to fame often try to glom onto a piece of it, but Gabrielsson is up to something more ambitious and personal.”–New York Times Book Review

“In this candid, moving work, Gabrielsson chronicles her life’s journey with her longtime companion, Stieg Larsson, the Swedish creator of the Millennium trilogy who died suddenly at age 50, in 2004, before the first volume of his phenomenally successful work (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, in English) was even published. Much of their political engagement and feminism is reflected in the Millennium books, the writing of which developed much later in Larsson’s career--as Gabrielsson, evidently the person who understood him as few did, warmly, lovingly depicts in this spirited defense of their relationship.”–Publisher’s Weekly

“You learn a lot about [Stieg Larsson’s] fight against neo-Nazis but nothing about life behind the bedroom door, which is kind of refreshing... if you are obsessed with Larsson’s writing, not the man, dig in.”–USA Today

“Gabrielsson does recall her personal life with Larsson: the prosaic details of their devotion to coffee, and the bigger picture of their shared political passions (Trotskyism, anti-racism, feminism). “There Are Things” is a sad tome, about a tragic loss compounded by betrayal, exploitation and greed.”–Los Angeles Times

“...provides stunning, strong explications of Larsson’s ideologies, most notably his feminism... As a legal drama, it’s compelling. As a story of two lives entwined, for three decades of working toward something that was never shared, it’s even more.”–The Globe and Mail

“For the millions of readers and filmgoers who’ve been hooked by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its trilogy, “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me is a book not to be missed. Eva Gabrielsson, his life partner, tells us the reasons he was able to see the world through female eyes, his punishment for challenging a form of injustice still thought of as inevitable, and the aftermath of a success he didn’t live to see.”–Gloria Steinem