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There is only one person who can tell Stieg Larsson's story better than he can, and that is his lifelong companion, Eva Gabrielsson. This is her book.

The keys to the Stieg Larsson phenomenon all lie with Stieg Larsson the man. No one knew him like Gabrielsson. Here, she tells the story of their 30-year romance; of Stieg's lifelong struggle to expose Sweden's neo-Nazis; of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive; of his difficult relationships with his immediate family; and of the joy and the relief he discovered writing the Millennium trilogy. Above all, this is a love story, and we come to understand, while listening to There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Me, that if there was another secret besides Larsson's own imagination and convictions, it was his absolute love for his companion and her nurturing of their privacy and shared passions.

The book is narrated as a series of short vignettes, with titles ranging from Speaking of Coffee and Stieg's Journalistic Credo to Goodbyes and The Fourth Volume. Gabrielsson speaks with rare candor and dignity, inspired only by the truth as she knows it.

There Are Things I Want You to Know about Stieg Larsson and Me is thus short and to the point, poignant in its account of two soulmates and the life they shared, and deeply insightful about the man everyone wants to know better and about whom so little is known. I would have preferred to have never written this book. It speaks of Stieg, of our life together, and of my life after his death, writes Gabrielsson early in her book. It was written because she alone can tell his story.

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About the Author

Eva Gabrielsson is an architect, author, and political activist. Currently her architectural practice includes housing and office construction and heading a European Union initiative to create sustainable architecture in the Dalecarlia region. As an author, in addition to working with Stieg Larsson on his writing projects, she is the coauthor of several books, including a monograph on the subject of cohabitation in Sweden, a Swedish government study on how to create more sustainable housing, and a forthcoming study on the Swedish urban 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. In 2010 she served as a consultant on a Danish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by the Nørrebro Theatre Company. 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.