What People Are Saying About the Book

The New York Times, Sunday Book Review

(7/8/11) Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson spent 32 years together in Sweden and were soul mates, collaborators and fellow travelers. But one thing they were not was husband and wife, a fact that became critical when Larsson died unexpectedly in 2004 at the age of 50. That Larsson wrote an improbably successful trilogy of novels that began with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and went on to sell more than 50 million books worldwide complicated every aspect of his passing.

Publishers Weekly

(7/6/11) After more than a week of personal appearances from Eva Gabrielsson in support of her much anticipated memoir, There are Things I Want You To Know About Stieg Larsson and Me, Seven Stories Press publisher Dan Simon reports that the book has more than 43,000 copies in print and has landed on the National Indiebound Bestseller List and on several regional lists.

Vanity Fair

(7/11) Rumors and rancor surrounded the 2004 death of novelist Stieg Larsson, whose “Millennium” trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, et al.) remains a publishing phenomenon. Now, in an adaptation from her own book, his life partner ends her silence, writing about Larsson’s crusades and the final, heartbreaking clue he left behind.

The Globe and Mail

(6/24/11)When Stieg Larsson died in 2004 at the age of 50 in Sweden, he left behind a puzzle almost as dark and just as convoluted as those found in his novels The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Or, so goes the luridly thrilling story of the now famously dead and famously wronged author, who never officially married his long-time partner, which led to the profits and, more crucially, the rights of his Millennium Trilogy going to his estranged brother and father instead.

Long Island Press

(6/23/11) Eva Gabrielsson, life partner of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo writer Steig Larsson, has released a tell all book about her life with the writer. There Are Things I Want You To Know: About Stieg Larsson and Me, which shares similar cover art to Larsson’s three books, reportedly tells the story of the life the two shared together before Larson’s death at the age of 50 in 2004.

Gloria Steinem

“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.”

See Eva Gabrielsson in conversation with Gloria Steinem at the 92nd Street Y in New York, June 23, 2011.

Publisher’s Weekly

(6/22/11) 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.

Harper’s Bazaar

(6/22/11) Eva Gabrielsson had been mourning the loss of her longtime partner, author Stieg Larsson, for nine months when his first novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, came out posthumously in Sweden in 2005.

WAMU, The Diane Rehm Show

(6/22/11) Seven years ago, Swedish journalist and author Stieg Larsson suffered a heart attack. He died without ever knowing the success of his Millennium trilogy. The books – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” – have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. Larsson’s longtime partner, Eva Gabrielsson, says the books could not have been written without her, and she’s now locked in a bitter dispute with the author’s family.

WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show

(6/21/11) Eva Gabrielsson tells about her life with novelist Stieg Larsson—they were together from the age of 18 until his untimely death 32 years later. In There Are Things I Want You to Know: About Stieg Larsson and Me, Gabrielsson tells the story of their shared life and shared struggle for justice and human rights, and she offers an account of how he wrote, why he wrote, and who the sources were for Lisbeth and his other characters.

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(6/21/11) The personal history of Stieg Larsson, the wildly successful Swedish author of the Millennium Trilogy, which begins with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” is as intriguing as his fiction. In 2004 he died before ever seeing the success of his books. His life partner of more than 30 years, Eva Gabrielsson, has written a book about their life together, “ ‘There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me.” Read an excerpt.

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The New York Times

(6/21/11) Eva Gabrielsson, who found herself pursued by fame and controversy as the longtime companion of Stieg Larsson, the posthumously best-selling author of the Millennium trilogy of Swedish crime thrillers, has published a book of her own.

USA Today

(6/21/11) After finishing Eva Gabrielsson’s new memoir, you do indeed know certain things about Stieg Larsson, her partner of 32 years.

Christian Science Monitor

(6/14/11) Like everyone else, Stieg Larsson’s longtime companion Eva Gabrielsson, has watched with amazement as sales of his “Millennium” series crime thrillers – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and its sequels – have hit dizzying heights, reaching more than 17 million in the United States alone and 60 million worldwide. And now it’s her turn.

IndieWire, Thompson on Hollywood

(6/7/11) It’s amazing to think that seven years ago, Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson died walking up the stairs to his flat, soon before his magnum opus—The Millennium Trilogy—became a global bestseller, selling over 20 million copies, spawned a movie trilogy ($212 million worldwide) and a Hollywood remake. Finally, well before the David Fincher Girl With the Dragon Tattoo hits theaters this December, Vanity Fair is publishing an excerpt of “There Are Things I Want You to Know” About Stieg Larsson and Me. The memoir is written by the woman Larsson lived with for 30 years but refused to marry because he thought he was protecting her, Eva Gabrielsson, who has said that she played a large role in his books and has held onto the laptop computer that holds potential sequels.

Publisher’s Weekly, Audio Book Available

(6/9/11) With his books still haunting the bestseller lists and another film adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo slated to hit theaters later this year, it seems like Stieg Larsson is everywhere. But just who was Stieg Larsson? That is exactly the question Larsson’s lifelong companion, Eva Gabrielsson, sets out to answer in her memoir “There Are Things I Want You To Know” About Stieg Larsson And Me – available from Tantor Audio on June 21 and for pre-order today!

Summer Reading Pick in St. Louis Post Dispatch

(5/30/11) The longtime companion of the Swedish journalist gets personal about the author of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

Publisher’s Weekly

(2/28/11) This summer Seven Stories is counting on the continued appetite among U.S. and Canadian readers for all things Stieg Larsson and a certain tattooed hacker, when it goes out with an 80,000-copy first printing of “There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me” (laydown: June 21) by his longtime companion, Eva Gabrielsson, the model for Lisbeth Salander, written with Marie-Françoise Colombani.

The New York Times

(2/18/11) Ms. Gabrielsson does not claim to be Larsson’s ghostwriter for the Millennium series, which has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, but writes that he could not have written it without her. “Out of our struggles, our commitments, our travels, our passions, our fears, these books are the jigsaw puzzle of our lives,” she writes. “That’s why I cannot pinpoint exactly what, in ‘Millennium’ comes from Stieg and what comes from me.”

The Independent (London)

(2/17/11) “Ms. Gabrielsson puts Larsson’s often chaotic life into context.”


(2/14/11) “She describes their life together in moving detail, and in so doing, begins to stake her claim as the Millennium saga’s rightful heir. … And not only is she Stieg, but—wronged by an unjust, patriarchal society—she is Salander. Fans can now root for Gabrielsson, too, just as we have for Larsson’s heroine.”

Lincoln Journal Star

(1/17/11) A fourth Stieg Larsson book, maybe. The late author’s partner, Eva Gabrielsson, said she plans to finish the fourth novel in the Millennium series, The Guardian reports. Gabrielsson will first need to untangle the fourth book from a legal web before she can finish the story of Lisbeth.

IndieWire, Thompson on Hollywood

(1/17/11) Eva Gabrielsson, partner of Stieg Larsson, the late author of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Millennium series, tells The Guardian that 200 pages of a fourth book were written before he died of a heart attack at age 50, walking up a flight of stairs. Gabrielsson’s upcoming memoir, Millennium, Stieg and Me, reveals the existence of these unseen pages (she refuses to provide plot details and is hanging on to Larsson’s computer) and the fact that they “often wrote together.”

The Writing Workshop

(1/17/11) Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series had a great year. The trilogy took most of the top sales spots and has two movie series – one in Sweden, one in Hollywood – out or in development. Of course, the sad coda to this story is that Larsson didn’t live to see any of it – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was published posthumously.

Shelf Awareness

(1/14/11) Eva Gabrielsson, partner of the late Stieg Larsson, plans to finish the fourth novel of the Millennium series. The Guardian reported that Gabrielsson claims in her upcoming memoir—Millennium, Stieg and Me, which will be released in France and Scandinavia this week—that she “wants to complete it because, she says, ‘Stieg and I often wrote together.’” She also noted she will only finish the book “when she gets undisputed rights to Larsson’s work from his family, who inherited the author’s assets when he died intestate.”

The Guardian

(1/14/11) Stieg Larsson’s partner Eva Gabrielsson plans to finish the fourth novel he left uncompleted on his death. According to early details culled from Gabrielsson’s memoir of her life with Larsson, Millennium, Stieg and Me, which is set for publication in France and Scandinavia next week, Larsson had written 200 pages of a fourth novel in his internationally successful Millennium series before he died. Gabrielsson wants to complete it because, she says, “Stieg and I often wrote together”.

The New York Times, Julie Bosman Arts Beat Blog

(1/14/11) Eva Gabrielsson, the longtime partner of the Swedish novelist Stieg Larsson, says in a new memoir that she wants to secure the rights to complete Mr. Larsson’s fourth novel in the “Millennium” series, which he was writing when he died suddenly in 2004/

The New York Times

(12/15/10) The Stieg Larsson story continues — this time with a new book by his enigmatic companion, Eva Gabrielsson.

USA Today

(12/14/10) Just in: Eva Gabrielsson, life-long partner of author Stieg Larsson, will tell the story of their relationship in a book to be released in summer 2011/

MediaBistro, Galley Cat

(12/14/10) Eva Gabrielsson spent 30 years as novelist Stieg Larsson‘s life partner. Now Seven Stories Press has acquired the North American rights to her memoir about their lives together.

Publishers Weekly

(12/14/10) In what surely represents a big coup for the indie publisher, Seven Stories Press has acquired North American rights to an as-yet-untitled memoir by Eva Gabrielsson, the life-partner of the late Stieg Larsson, author of the internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy.

Beverly Gologorsky, author of The Things We Do to Make It Home

“Gabrielsson speaks plainly and a powerful tale unfolds. “There Are Things I Want You to Know” is a remarkable achievement.”

L’Express (Paris)

“A simple and engaging book.”