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December 17, 2013 10:02 ET

Quercus Publishing to publish fourth book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

                                                                                           17 December 2013
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                                          Quercus Publishing Plc
                                       ("Quercus" or the "Company")
                                                     
              Quercus Publishing to publish fourth book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

Quercus  Publishing and MacLehose Press are delighted to announce the acquisition of a new  book  in  Stieg
Larsson's Millennium series. Christopher MacLehose bought world English Language rights from Norstedts  and
Moggliden,  the  Stieg  Larsson  estate,  to publish a new story based  on  Stieg  Larsson's  universe  and
characters written by David Lagercrantz.

Mark  Smith,  Chief Executive of Quercus commented, "We are thrilled to be working with Norstedts  and  the
Stieg  Larsson  estate to bring the fourth book in the Millennium series to Larsson's millions  of  English
speaking  fans. David Lagercrantz is a critically acclaimed author and we look forward to seeing  where  he
takes Stieg Larsson's much loved characters"

David Lagercrantz has written several novels and non-fiction books. He has in his writing constantly sought
out odd characters and complex geniuses. In 2011, I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was published and was one of the
most  successful  Swedish books in recent years and a success worldwide; it was also  shortlisted  for  the
William  Hill  Sports  Book  of  the Year in the UK. David lives on Södermalm  in  Stockholm  in  the  same
neighborhood where much of the action in the Millennium series is set.

Publisher  Christopher  MacLehose said "In one sense the chance to publish a new novel  in  the  Millennium
series  merely underlines the sorrow of every one of his readers that Stieg Larsson could not have gone  on
to  complete his planned ten-book oeuvre. But - and it is now almost a new and certainly fabled genre - the
sequel by another hand has been long anticipated and David Lagercrantz will keep a very great storyteller's
flame alive. The MacLehose Press are delighted to help him to do that."

Stieg Larsson's Millennium books have sold more than 75 million copies in 50 countries making it one of the
most successful series of novels in modern times.

Publication  is planned for August 2015, exactly 10 years since Norstedts published Män som  hatar  kvinnor
(The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

The Directors of the Company are responsible for the contents of this announcement.


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