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Prior to his sudden death of a heart attack in November 2004, Stieg Larsson finished three detective novels in his Millenium series. Before his career as a writer, Stieg Larsson was mostly known for his struggle against racism and right-wing extremism. In the middle of the 1980s he helped start the anti-violence project "Stop the Racism". This was followed by the founding of the Expo foundation in 1995. In 1999 he was appointed the chief editor of Expo, a magazine published by the organization. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Stieg Larsson (15 August 1954 - 9 November 2004) was a Swedish journalist and writer, active in left wing politics. He was born in Skelleftehamn outside Skellefteå, Sweden as Karl Stig-Erland Larsson. He is notable for his authorship of the Millennium series of crime novels which are being successfully published posthumously. Larsson was initially a political activist for the Kommunistiska Arbetareförbundet (Communist Workers League), a photographer, and one of Sweden's leading science fiction fans. In politics he was the editor of the Swedish Trotskyist journal Fjärde internationalen. He also wrote regularly for the weekly Internationalen. As a science fiction fan, he was co-editor or editor of several fanzines, including Sfären, Fijagh! and others; in 1978-1979 he was President of the largest Swedish science fiction fan club, Skandinavisk Förening för Science Fiction (SFSF). Larsson worked as a graphic designer at the largest Swedish news agency, Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT) between 1977 and 1999. Larsson died in Stockholm at the age of 50 of a massive heart attack.
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