After immersing himself in the life of Zlatan and the psyche of Lisbeth Salander, David Lagerrantz put his literary cards back on.
David Lagercrantz has been commissioned to continue the literary legacy of the late author Stieg Larsson. He has authored three books, and has also written an award-winning bestselling autobiography I’m Zlatan In collaboration with soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Now, however, it is time for a more author-independent narrative. In the novel of suspense vagueness It presents us with a fictional crime story with class divisions, war and mental illness as components.
The measure was added to Stockholm when the calendar appeared in 2003 and a football referee with a past in Afghanistan was found murdered. Professor Hans Ricky, the world’s premier expert in interrogation techniques, will be an important part of the investigation. And just as important, there’s Detective Michaela Vargas of Hosby, who works with Ricky to solve the case.
In an interview with TT, the author described the “freedom” of writing “Obscuritas” as intoxicating: – it was a relief to escape what Zlatan – or every millennial fan – would think, he says.
At the same time, he says, extreme performance anxiety paralyzed him at the beginning stage. Early on, he secured a contract for five books, about twenty countries secured the copyright and negotiations with Hollywood were ongoing. There was a lot of pressure to deliver.
The United States’ war on terror, and the increase in gang crime in the motherland, became clues to the author who also thanks Bloomqvist and Salander for their “vocational training.”
Through them, I learned the genre, and learned to love it, says David Lagercrantz.
vagueness It will be published in Norway on January 4th.
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