Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
Swedish author Stieg Larsson died before his wildly popular 'Millennium Trilogy' was published. Under Swedish law, the rights to his books - and the millions they have raked in - belong to his father and brother. But Larsson's life partner, Eva Gabrielsson says that's not right and she's fighting back.We talk to Eva Gabrielsson about the battle for Stieg Larsson's literary legacy.
It's Wednesday, October 13th.
After coming in last place in a vote at the United Nations, Canada withdrew its nomination for a seat on the Security Council.
Currently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he had no choice after learning the Governor General could not prorogue the UN General Assembly.
This is The Current.
We started this segment with the words as Stieg Larsson originally wrote them in Swedish from his Millenium Trilogy. That trilogy, starting with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has now sold more than 46 million copies worldwide. Larsson died suddenly of a heart attack when he was 50. That was in 2004 - before his books were published.
Stieg Larsson left behind a massive literary legacy and a very messy battle. His entire estate - including his books, and the fortune they have spawned - fell to his father and brother. Under Swedish law, Larsson's partner of 30 years is entitled to nothing. Her name is Eva Gabrielsson... the woman we just heard reading ... from a scene in which the two main characters, Michael Blomqvist and Listbeth Salander, are meeting for the first time. Eva Gabrielsson joined us from Stockholm.