But It Left Out the Most Important Point
The deal writeup for a big trilogy sale is plenty interesting:
Stieg Larsson’s THE MILLENNIUM TRILOGY, with THE GIRL IN THE DRAGON
TATTOO to be the first published from the trilogy, to Sonny Mehta at
Vintage and Nicole Winstanley at Penguin Canada, in a significant deal,
for publication in Fall 2008, by Emma Ward at Quercus, on behalf of the
MacLehose Press (NA).
But some rather important details are left out, namely that Larsson died of a massive heart attack at age 50 in 2004, just nine months before the first book (whose original title was MEN WHO HATE WOMEN) was released in his native Sweden. The second book, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, won the 2006 Glass Key Award. And the entire trilogy sold to the movies, where it’s now in pre-production.
Of course, being dead doesn’t mean the author should be paid attention, and I sure hope the books end up being good.