Swedish author Stieg Larsson's life is every bit as fascinating as that of any fictional character. In fact, Mikael Blomkvist, the protagonist of The Millenium Series, bears many similarities to his creator.
Karl Stig-Erland Larsson was born on August 15, 1954 in Västerbotten, in northern Sweden. He was raised in the countryside by his grandparents until his grandfather's death in 1962 (despite considerable research, including questions to his publisher, that is all we have been able to glean of his childhood).
After performing his mandatory two-year military service, Larsson ...