Knopf Unveils Next Installment Of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series The Girl In The Spider’s Web
Alfred A. Knopf editor in chief Sonny Mehta, Alfred A. Knopf today unveiled the title and cover photo of The Girl In The Spider’s Web, the fourth installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Saga that lauched the dark heroine Lisbeth Salander and went on to sell 80 million books in a three novel series that began with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This is the first novel done after Larsson’s death but does not include the partial manuscript for a fourth book that Larsson’s partner, Eva Gabrielsson found in his computer and is instead written by David Lagercrantz.
David Lagercrantz has had a steady stream of book offers. But none of them excited him until he was approached to write the continuation of the Millennium Trilogy. His work on the fourth book in the series has been rigorously secretive, writing on a computer with no internet connection, delivering the manuscript to his publishers by hand. This book will be similar to the continuation of branded dead authors such as Robert Ludlum and Robert B. Parker by other writers.
Whatever the secrecy that attended its production The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be published simultaneously in 25 different countries, with a first printing of 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone.