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Taking on the legacy of Stieg Larsson (Getty Images)

Stieg Larsson was one of the biggest selling Nordic Noir writers with his Millennium series  -The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. So what happened when Larson died?

Johan Gabrielsson
Presented by
Johan Gabrielsson
Published on
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:51
File size
21 min 27 sec

We meet David Lagercrantz who took on Larsson's legacy and continued the Millennium series with The Girl In The Spider’s Web

Thomas Enger has been described as Norway’s Stieg Larsson. But the dream of writing crime novels almost didn’t come true. It took years for Enger to get a publishing deal. But then, his debut book Burned caused a literary sensation.

David Lagercrantz began his career as a crime journalist and in 1997 wrote his first book about the Swedish adventurer Göran Kropp. He went on to produce a biography of popular Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimović which became of the fastest selling book in Swedish history. Upon Stieg Larsson’s death, Lagercrantz took over the hit Millennium Series. The Girl in the Spiders Web and The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye were both critical and popular successes. Lagercrantz is currently planning a fifth and final installment in the series.

Thomas Enger is a writer, journalist and a composer who lives in Norway’s capital Oslo. Enger’s first book Burned was published in 2011 with the protagonist Detective Henning Juul.

The reading from David Lagercrantz’s The Girl In the Spiders Web  (Norstedts Förlag 2015) was done by Camilla Hannan and the selection from Thomas Enger’s book Burned  (Faber & Faber  2011) was by Alex Shedowitch


Producer: Johan Gabrielsson

Sound Engineer: Vlad Ladgman