Eva Gabrielsson on the Diane Rehm Show

Eva Gabrielsson: “’There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me” Seven years ago, Swedish journalist and author Stieg Larsson suffered a heart attack. He died without ever knowing the success of his Millennium trilogy. The books – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and … Continue reading “Eva Gabrielsson on the Diane Rehm Show”

Eva Gabrielsson: “’There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me”

Seven years ago, Swedish journalist and author Stieg Larsson suffered a heart attack. He died without ever knowing the success of his Millennium trilogy. The books – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” – have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. Larsson’s longtime partner, Eva Gabrielsson, says the books could not have been written without her, and she’s now locked in a bitter dispute with the author’s family. They disagree on the rights and income from the books, and the publication of a possible fourth book. Gabrielsson has written a new memoir in which she details her version of the story. The book is called “’There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me.”

Guest:

Eva Gabrielsson author, architect, and political activist. Her new memoir, “‘There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me” details her more than 30 years with Swedish
novelist Stieg Larsson.

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Listen to today’s show here:

Diane Rehm Show 6.22.11

The film version of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy can be found here in Media Services.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – HU DVD 7891
The Girl Who Played with Fire – HU DVD 7892
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – HU DVD 7893

NPR Highlights Books to Film in 2011

In a recent article, NPR highlighted several books that are being turned into films this year. Read the entire article here, or check out a couple below: Adjustment Bureau (March 4) The Book: This rom-thriller is “loosely” based on the short story “Adjustment Team” by science fiction master Philip K. Dick. In Dick’s story, first … Continue reading “NPR Highlights Books to Film in 2011”

In a recent article, NPR highlighted several books that are being turned into films this year. Read the entire article here, or check out a couple below:

Adjustment Bureau (March 4)

The Book: This rom-thriller is “loosely” based on the short story “Adjustment Team” by science fiction master Philip K. Dick. In Dick’s story, first published in Orbit in 1954, a real estate salesman named Fletcher suddenly gets caught up in a complex scheme to ease Soviet-bloc tensions — a series of mysterious events ensues.

The Film: Matt Damon plays an affable U.S. congressman who falls for a modern dancer in New York City (Emily Blunt), but strange forces (and yes, mysterious events) keep them apart. Watch the trailer.

See It With: The conspiracy theorist in your life.

The Lincoln Lawyer (March 18)

The Book: Crime novelist Michael Connelly can’t and won’t stop churning out hit books, and this is his 16th — the story of Micky Haller (half-brother of Connelly’s main protagonist Heironymous Bosch), who operates a two-bit law practice out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car. Haller lands a wealthy client who wants off the hook for attempted murder charges against a lovely young woman, and the lies and demons spool out from there.

The Film: It is exciting to see Matthew McConaughey back in a meaty, dramatic role after he has spent so much time in board shorts (there are serious Time To Kill flashbacks here). With an ensemble cast that includes Marisa Tomei and Ryan Phillippe and the kind of grimy cinematography that popcorn was made for, The Lincoln Lawyer should be one of spring’s big box office draws. Watch the trailer.

See It With: A second date. The action sequences and the soapy legalese will give you plenty to talk about over spaghetti.

Moneyball (Sept 23)

The Book: Uber-journalist Michael Lewis simply cannot write a bad book — he wrote The Blind Side, Liar’s Poker, The Big Short and about 100 amazing magazine investigations. Moneyball is Lewis’ glimpse inside the world of professional baseball. Published in 2003, the book follows the Oakland A’s and their GM Billy Beane as the team attempts to win despite being one of the more broke franchises in the American League.

The Film: Brad Pitt. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Robin Wright. Jonah Hill (okay, that one is not like the others). Director Bennett Miller of Capote. That’s all we need to say for now.

See It With: Your dad (or whoever drove you to tee-ball practice).