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CRIME FICTION:Steig Larsson -- socialist and anti-Fascist activist.

Now here's something I didn't know.Organized Rage informs us:
It seems the genre of the detective novel is highly popular in Sweden; and Mankell’s great rival there was Stieg Larsson, whose trilogy of novels have sold over 14 million copies worldwide, and like Mankell’s Wallander, are also to be adapted for Swedish TV. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, the last of the three book trilogy is due to be published in the UK on October 1st.

The key to Stieg Larsson books is class privilege and arrogance, justice and revenge. I new little about the authors and I was pleasantly surprised to read in a recent article by Nick Cohen of Stieg Larsson background as a socialist and anti fascist activist, although sadly he died aged 50 in 2004. ...Before become a best selling author Stieg Larsson had edited Fjärde Internationalen, the journal of the Swedish section of the Trotskyist Fourth International, he was also a co-founder of the Swedish anti Nazi/racist Expo Foundation, similar to the British Searchlight Foundation, and was a hate figure for the Swedish far right.
Read a brief review of the second novel in Larsson's trilogy here in our Crime Fiction pages.
We're hanging out until October when the final book in the series is to be published here in Australia.

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