By Kurdo Baksi
5 years after his demise, Stieg Larsson is healthier referred to as the writer of the Millennium Trilogy, yet in the course of his profession as a journalist he used to be a very important protagonist within the conflict opposed to racism and for democracy in Sweden, and one of many founders of the anti-facist journal Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it used to be the start of an severe friendship, and a fruitful yet difficult operating courting. during this candid and rounded memoir, Baksi solutions the questions a mess of Larsson's fanatics have already requested, approximately his upbringing; the habitual loss of life threats; his insomnia and his vices; his feminism - so glaring in his books - and his dogmatism. What used to be he like as a colleague? Who supplied the muse for his now-immortal characters (Baksi is likely one of the few who appears to be like within the trilogy as himself)? Who was once Lisbeth Salander?
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