The Expo Files: Articles by the Crusading Journalist

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Now almost exclusively known as the author of the bestselling Millennium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson was first and foremost a professional journalist and an untiring crusader for democracy and equality.Collected in English for the first time, the articles in this volume explore the human rights issues that formed the ideological foundation of his explosive trio of novels.

Before he ever began his cycle of novels about the travails of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, Stieg ...

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Overview

Now almost exclusively known as the author of the bestselling Millennium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson was first and foremost a professional journalist and an untiring crusader for democracy and equality.Collected in English for the first time, the articles in this volume explore the human rights issues that formed the ideological foundation of his explosive trio of novels.

Before he ever began his cycle of novels about the travails of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson used the pulpit of the media to denounce right-wing extremism throughout Europe. A co-founder of the influential journal EXPO and its primary editor for many years, Larsson spoke out passionately against many of the worst crimes against women, minorities, and other disenfranchised communities. These unflinching articles showcase Larsson's spare style and sly humor as he dissects many instances of persistent anti-humanist behavior and politics.

Written with the urgency and economy of someone who knew that there is no time to waste when it comes to fighting the forces of bigotry, sexism, and racism, The EXPO
Files is required reading not just for fans of the Millennium Trilogy, but everyone who applauds writers with the courage to denounce evil when they see it.

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"Outraged reporting at its best. Larsson devotees will want to take a look at the journalist behind the fiction writer."—Booklist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623650643
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 791,005
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stieg Larsson
AUTHOR
Stieg Larsson was the founder and editor-in-chief of the progressive magazine Expo and an acknowledged expert on right-wing extremist organizations. The author died in 2004, soon after delivering the text of the novels that became the Millennium Trilogy.

TRANSLATOR
Tariq Ali is a British Pakistani and one of the most prominent leftist intellectuals in the world. The author of several novels, countless articles and essays, and screenplays, Ali lives in London.

Biography

Born in Västerbotten in northern Sweden in 1954, Stieg Larsson had a professional career that bears a striking resemblance to that of the protagonist of his Millennium thrillers, Mikael Blomkvist. Beginning as a graphic designer for the news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT), Larsson went on to become the chief editor of Expo, the magazine published by the Expo Foundation, an organization he helped establish in 1995 to combat racism and the Swedish right-wing extremist movement.

Inspired by an old joke shared with a colleague at TT, Larsson admitted he started writing the Millennium novels -- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and Castles in the Sky (working English title) -- just for fun. Describing them as "pension insurance," Larsson said he enjoyed the process of fiction writing so much that he didn't make contact with a publisher until he had completed the first two and had a third under way. Though Larsson died of a heart attack in 2004 and never saw any of his books in print, all three were subsequently published in Scandinavia and continental Europe to great acclaim. He left behind the unfinished manuscript for a fourth book in the series.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      August 15, 1954
    2. Place of Birth:
      Västerbotten, Sweden
    1. Date of Death:
      November 9, 2004
    2. Place of Death:
      Stockholm, Sweden

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