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Stieg Larsson short stories found in Stockholm

9th June 2010

Two early short stories by the late crime novelist Stieg Larsson have been found in his native Sweden.

The National Library of Sweden revealed that the works - The Crystal Balls and The Flies - were submitted to the Jules Verne magazine in the 1970s, but rejected.

In his covering letter to the publication, Larsson said he was 'a 17-year-old guy from Umea with dreams of becoming an author and journalist' and the stories were his 'first tentative efforts' at fiction.

Despite the early rejection, the author eventually achieved fame with the Millennium series, which comprises The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest.

However, he did not live to see his works published as he died of a heart attack in 2004, aged 50.

Last month, Penguin announced that it will release a biography of Larsson entitled The Man Behind the Girl. The book will cover his career as a journalist and a founder of anti-fascist magazine Expo.

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