No fourth Millennium novel, says Stieg Larsson's partner

Stieg Larsson’s partner of 32 years shot down rumors that the Millennium trilogy author left behind a fourth novel when he died of a heart attack in 2004. Eva Gabrielsson told BBC Radio’s Woman Hour that what was discovered on Larsson’s laptop was merely 200 pages that represented merely “the beginning of a fourth novel … It probably doesn’t hang together. Stieg was a spontaneous writer, he could write scenes and not knit them together until later on — he just liked the scene. You can’t call it a novel.”

You can listen to Gabrielsson’s entire interview here.

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  • deedeedragons

    Good. Some things should be left alone and not added on to or remade or rebooted, but that seems to be all Hollywood does now days…
    I mean Jennifer Garner as Miss Marple? That announcement still drives me up the F***ing wall.

  • angeljake

    I’d still read it ;)

  • angeljake

    The rough draft…

  • Liz Lemon

    Good. If he didn’t finish writing it, then it shouldn’t be released.

  • helenann

    I am proud of his partner not capitalizing on, what many would see, a sure money maker.

    • Sosmart

      Too bad she does not have control of the rights, they were not married and his last will left everything to his father.

      • E

        She does, however, have rights to the material because it was left on hers and LArsson’s shared computer, which the family did not receive, so she can do as she pleases with the draft.

  • Stacie

    Oh. :\ Kind of bummed.

  • M

    She does own the draft of the last novel because the laptop was in her possession when he died. The rights to the books go to the father, but she technically has the rights to everything on that computer.

  • pthomas

    great….although if someone edited and cleaned up his ideas you might end up with a better written novel. Larsson had great ideas and created a very original and interesting character – too bad he did not have a capable editor .

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