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David Lagercrantz

Biography

David Lagercrantz

David Lagercrantz, born in 1962, is a journalist and author, living in Stockholm. His first book was published in 1997, a biography of the Swedish adventurer and mountaineer Göran Kropp. In 2000, his biography on the inventor Håkan Lans, A SWEDISH GENIUS, was published. His breakthrough as a novelist was FALL OF MAN IN WILMSLOW, a fictionalized novel about the British mathematician Alan Turing. In David Lagercrantz’s writing, you can often see a pattern: major talents who refuse to follow convention. He has been interested not only in what it takes to stand out from the crowd, but also in the resistance that such creativity inevitably faces.

In 2011, his bestselling sports biography I AM ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC was published, one of the most successful books in Sweden in modern times. The biography was nominated for the prestigious August Prize in 2012, as well as shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. To date, the book has been published in over 30 languages around the world and been sold in millions of copies.

In the summer of 2013, Lagercrantz was asked by Moggliden (the Larsson Estate) and Norstedts to write the fourth, free-standing sequel to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB was published --- on August 27, 2015 --- simultaneously by 26 publishers (in 24 languages) worldwide, 10 years after the Swedish publication of Stieg Larsson’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

Stieg Larsson’s three Millennium novels have sold more than 82 Million copies to date, by 52 publishers worldwide. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB  is sold to 47 publishers, and more than six million copies have been sold worldwide.

David Lagercrantz

Books by David Lagercrantz

by David Lagercrantz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Lisbeth Salander --- the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo --- has disappeared. She's sold her apartment in Stockholm. She's gone silent electronically. She's told no one where she is. And no one is aware that at long last she has her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights. Mikael Blomkvist is trying to reach Lisbeth. He needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who lived and died on the streets in Stockholm --- a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at possible damaging knowledge of people in the highest echelons of government and industry. In his pocket was a crumpled piece of paper with Blomkvist's phone number on it.

by David Lagercrantz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When a sadistic gang leader nicknamed Benito starts to torture Faria, a young Bangladeshi prisoner, Lisbeth Salander finds it impossible not to intervene. Now a target of Benito and her gang, Salander's time in prison is further complicated by news from her old guardian, who tells her she may have been a subject in a secret experiment known as the Registry. She enlists her friend Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor of Millennium magazine, to help her look into it. Once Salander is released, she devotes her time to uncovering the truth in the case that landed Faria in prison, and Blomkvist continues his search into Salander's background. But when the two cases start to dovetail, Salander and Blomkvist must join together to fight for justice and their lives.

by David Lagercrantz - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

June 8, 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home in the sleepy suburb of Wilmslow. It is widely assumed that he has committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for gross indecency. But a young detective constable, Leonard Corell, who once dreamed of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved.

by David Lagercrantz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A genius hacker who has always been an outsider. A journalist with a penchant for danger. She is Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. He is Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor of Millennium. One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the United States by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. She, as usual, has plans of her own. Together they are drawn into a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals and government operatives --- some of whom are willing to kill to protect their secrets.