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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” features a middle-aged investigative journalist and a youthful computer hacker struggling with personal demons. It is the first book of a Scandinavian crime fiction trilogy by Stieg Larsson. He died four years ago, before seeing his novels rise to the top of best-seller lists around the world. Diane invites listeners to join her and a panel for this month’s Readers’ Review.
- Edward Kastenmeier Vice President/Executive Editor of Vintage/Anchor books where he oversees Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, including their Stieg Larsson program.
- Anna Westerstahl Stenport director of the Scandinavian Program at the University of Illinois and Affiliate Associate Professor of Literature at Gothenburg Univerversity, Sweden,
- Deirdre Donahue book critic for "USA Today"
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