Sweden beyond the Millennium and Stieg Larsson

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It’s quite a storm Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy is kicking up. All three books—The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest—have been hugely successful. Trying to see the results in the storm’s wake is not an easy task but one worth attempting. It is a known fact that cultural expressions such as film and literature can have an effect on people’s impression of a place, for example a country. Seeing how closely knit the books of Stieg Larsson are to Sweden, it is natural to ask oneself what the effect is on the image of Sweden abroad. The Swedish Institute gave Joakim Lind the assignment to look into the Millennium phenomena. His findings resulted in a 2012 report on which this publication is largely based.
Translated title of the contributionSweden beyond the Millennium and Stieg Larsson.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Swedish Institute
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-86995-21-8
ISBN (Print)978-91-86995-21-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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