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Eva Gabrielsson

Monday, June 27, 2011
8:00pm Pacific Time
Venue: Herbst Theatre

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Eva Gabrielsson is a Swedish architect, author, and the long-time partner and collaborator with the late Swedish mystery novelist Stieg Larsson. In her forthcoming memoir, “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me, Gabrielsson writes about her 32-year relationship with the author of the internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy, including Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire,and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.  She tells of a shared passion for political causes, including Larsson’s work exposing the activities of the far right in Sweden. After Larsson’s sudden death in 2004, before the publication of his first book, his estranged brother and father claimed his estate and control of his work. Due to Swedish inheritance laws, Gabrielsson was not entitled to a single Krona. Since Larsson’s death, Gabrielsson has fought fiercely for the legal rights to Larsson’s estate and work, and for recognition as his collaborator. Of the Millennium Trilogy that made Larsson a household name, she writes “they’re the fruit of Stieg’s experience, but also of mine. Of our combats, our engagements, our travels, our passions, our fears … . That’s why I can’t say exactly what, in Millennium, came from Stieg, and what came from me.” In There Are Things I want You to Know,Gabrielsson unveils the mysteries of Larsson’s life and work and reveals the controversies surrounding his legacy.

Roy Eisenhardt practiced law for twelve years in San Francisco and taught at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. He was President of the Oakland Athletics and served as the Executive Director for the California Academy of Sciences. Currently, Eisenhardt serves as acting president of the San Francisco Art Institute. Some of his many interviews for City Arts & Lectures include Stephen King, Gene Wilder, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Desmond Tutu, and David Remnick.