Here is the real inside
story—not the one about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, but rather the love story of a man and a woman
whose lives came to be guided by politics and love, coffee and activism,
writing and friendship. Only one person in the world knows that story well
enough to tell it with authority. Her name is Eva Gabrielsson.
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 Larsson’s 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. Download and start listening now!