The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the late Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is almost here…
Friday 4th September marks the return of the iconic heroine of Scandinavian literature – Lisbeth Salander. First published in 2004, the Millennium trilogy is the critically acclaimed posthumous legacy of Swedish author Stieg Larsson. Having sold twenty million copies worldwide, the series success continued with Swedish film adaptations in 2009 that launched the career of actress Noomi Rapace, before receiving a Hollywood remake in 2011 directed by David Fincher.
Rumours of a fourth unfinished manuscript stored on the late Larsson’s laptop of a fourth installment whipped us into a salivating frenzy. Initially, the thrilling journey of the brilliant and off-beat Lisbeth Salander had been intended to span a collection of ten novels. Now, Swedish writer David Lagercrantz has taken over the reins to spin Larsson’s intricate web of cyber-crime and cut-throat investigative journalism of the Millennium saga into a new decade of suspense and intrigue.
Lagercrantz is known for his novels Fall of Man in Wilmslow and for ghost-writing the memoirs entitled I Am Zlatan. From his previous works and creative prose, Lagercrantz was granted the coveted and awe-inspiring opportunity by the Larsson estate to reignite the franchise.
To celebrate the launch of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, British broadcaster and journalist for the Guardian and Mark Lawson will present a candid conversation with David Lagercrantz at Foyles book-store in Charing Cross, followed by a limited signing of his infamous new novel.
Considered to be one of the publishing events of the year, The Girl in the Spider’s Web event takes place at the Charing Cross Road store on Friday 4th September 2015 between 7pm and 8pm.