Literary Birthday – 15 August – Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson was born 15 August 1954, and died 9 November 2004.

Five Quotes

  1. Crime stories are, as you know, one of the most popular forms of entertainment that exist. If you then try to have something to say… that I have, of course.
  2. Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are.
  3. Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn’t primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
  4. I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don’t describe anything in the society outside.
  5. I will write a couple of books and become a millionaire.

Stieg Larsson was a Swedish journalist and writer. He is best known for writing the Millennium series of crime novels, which started with  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They have sold more than 65 million copies.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 15th August 2014