Eva Gabrielsson, Swedish writer Stieg Larsson’s long-time partner, talked with radio-personality Diane Rehm about her book “There Are Things I Want You to Know” at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday evening.
FEW SWEDISH writers – if any – have sold as many book copies as author Stieg Larsson and his Millennium Trilogy. In 2004, at the age of 50, Larsson passed away, and little did he know that his trilogy about crimes in Swedish society would catch the imagination of so many people and become such an international success story.
ON WEDNESDAY evening, June 22, his long-time companion, architect, author and political activist Eva Gabrielsson, discussed her book about her life with the renowned writer – “There Are Things I Want You To Know” (About Stieg Larsson and Me) – with famous radio-personality Diane Rehm at an event at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C.
Eva Gabrielsson and Diane Rehm talk after the program is over.
IN THE BOOK, Ms. Gabrielsson tells the story about her 30-year romance and relationship with Stieg Larsson, and of Larsson’s life-long struggle to expose Sweden’s Neo-Nazis, of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive, his difficult relationships with his immediate family, and the joy and relief he discovered writing the Millennium Trilogy.
EVA GABRIELSSON and Stieg Larsson met in 1972, when they were both 18. They 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.
EVA GABRIELSSON is currently on a book tour in the United States and Canada. Her next stops are in New York where she will have a conversation with Gloria Steinem, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Corte Madera, Calif.
Introduction of the evening’s program with Eva Gabrielsson.