The Woman Who Finally Told Her Side of the Story: Eva Gabrielsson, Stieg Larsson, Actes Sud and the Languages In Between

In Europe by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije PARIS: The story of Eva Gabrielsson, the late Stieg Larsson’s partner of 23 years is well known: following Larsson’s sudden and tragic death just before publication of the first Millennium book, Gabrielsson was stripped of her rights to the Millennium books and any of the estate because of Swedish inheritance law. (Larsson had worked tirelessly against racism …

Could a Literary Obscenity Trial Happen Today?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the career of Norwegian novelist Agnar Mykle who was felled in the 1950s by a notorious obscenity trial. By today’s standards, Mykle’s books — while still depicting sex — are mild. Today, there are writers who cater to every sexual fetish, disposition, perversion and interest — and, of course, genuine pornography is …

Obscene Act: The Tragic Fall of Norway’s Agnar Mykle

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Lewis Manalo •The latest in our series, “The Best Authors You (May) Have Never Heard Of,” focuses on Norwegian novelist Agnar Mykle, whose career was ruined by a famous obscenity trial in the 1950s. •In the early 1960’s English editions of Mykle’s The Song of the Red Ruby sold an astounding one million copies. Norwegian novelist Agnar Mykle wrote …