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Sweden Gains Stieg Larsson Works

Does the world love Swedish crime novelist Stieg Larsson enough to put up with his teenage prose? The National Library of Sweden has acquired several manuscripts that the author, who died before his bestselling The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels took off, wrote when he was 17. That’s well before he was a journalist and novelist; he was 50 when he died. “We have received material from a small archive from a periodical called the Jules Verne Magazine, and in that small archive there were some manuscripts by the author Stieg Larsson that were never published,” said Magdalena Gram, the deputy national librarian of Sweden.