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Meet the Author—A Nordic Book Series: The Man Who Played with Fire

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Oct 18
Literature
Meet the Author—A Nordic Book Series: The Man Who Played with Fire
Oct 18, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

Join us for an intimate series of virtual book talks where you get to “meet the author!” We have a wide range of topics and authors lined-up for a series you don’t want to miss. Each talk is moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma and will include an opportunity to ask questions to the authors.

For our first talk we meet Jan Stocklassa who will discuss his book The Man Who Played with Fire, translated by Tara F. Chace.

Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission


About the book: When Stieg Larsson died, the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo author had been working on a true mystery that out-twisted his Millennium novels: the assassination on February 28, 1986, of Olof Palme, the Swedish Prime Minister. The assassination baffled investigators and crime experts around. the world. A head of state was murdered without a clue of who had done it and on a Stockholm street point blank.

Internationally known for his fictional villains, Larsson was well acquainted with their real-life counterparts and had documented extremist activities throughout the world. For years he’d been amassing evidence that linked their terrorist acts to what he called “one of the most astounding murder cases” he’d ever covered. Larsson’s archive was forgotten until journalist Jan Stocklassa was given exclusive access to the author’s secret project.

In The Man Who Played with Fire, Stocklassa collects the pieces of Larsson's true-crime puzzle to follow the trail of intrigue, espionage, conspiracy begun by one of the world's most famous thriller writers. Together they set out to solve a mystery that no one else could. The books is especially relevant since the Swedish prosecutor and police have recently presented a new solution to the Palme murder.


About the author: Jan Stocklassa is a Swedish writer and journalist focusing on large-scale affairs in international politics. In his books, Stocklassa uses a narrative non-fiction style to unveil earlier unknown facts about important events in recent history.

His break-through came with critically acclaimed bestseller The Man Who Played with Fire: Stig Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin, a narrative non-fiction book published in 2018 that has been sold to more than 50 countries and translated into 27 languages. Following the publication, Swedish police actively pursued the leads presented in the book in the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme before bizarrely calling the case “closed” again.

Jan Stocklassa first book Caught by Prague was published in 2007 and is based on real events that exposes corruption in connection with Saab and British Aerospace's attempts to sell Saab's supersonic jetfighters Gripen to the Czech Republic. In the aftermath of the book, police investigations were opened in seven countries.

His professional career comprises being a Swedish diplomat, launching newspaper Metro in Prague, collaborating as a journalist with major media houses in Sweden and abroad as well as co-producing movies including the documentary Stieg Larsson—The Man Who Played With Fire.

man in black coat, red scarf and glasses

 

Meet the Author—A Nordic Book Series: The Man Who Played with Fire

Join us for an intimate series of virtual book talks where you get to “meet the author!” We have a wide range of topics and authors lined-up for a series you don’t want to miss. Each talk is moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma and will include an opportunity to ask questions to the authors.

For our first talk we meet Jan Stocklassa who will discuss his book The Man Who Played with Fire, translated by Tara F. Chace.

Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission


About the book: When Stieg Larsson died, the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo author had been working on a true mystery that out-twisted his Millennium novels: the assassination on February 28, 1986, of Olof Palme, the Swedish Prime Minister. The assassination baffled investigators and crime experts around. the world. A head of state was murdered without a clue of who had done it and on a Stockholm street point blank.

Internationally known for his fictional villains, Larsson was well acquainted with their real-life counterparts and had documented extremist activities throughout the world. For years he’d been amassing evidence that linked their terrorist acts to what he called “one of the most astounding murder cases” he’d ever covered. Larsson’s archive was forgotten until journalist Jan Stocklassa was given exclusive access to the author’s secret project.

In The Man Who Played with Fire, Stocklassa collects the pieces of Larsson's true-crime puzzle to follow the trail of intrigue, espionage, conspiracy begun by one of the world's most famous thriller writers. Together they set out to solve a mystery that no one else could. The books is especially relevant since the Swedish prosecutor and police have recently presented a new solution to the Palme murder.


About the author: Jan Stocklassa is a Swedish writer and journalist focusing on large-scale affairs in international politics. In his books, Stocklassa uses a narrative non-fiction style to unveil earlier unknown facts about important events in recent history.

His break-through came with critically acclaimed bestseller The Man Who Played with Fire: Stig Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin, a narrative non-fiction book published in 2018 that has been sold to more than 50 countries and translated into 27 languages. Following the publication, Swedish police actively pursued the leads presented in the book in the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme before bizarrely calling the case “closed” again.

Jan Stocklassa first book Caught by Prague was published in 2007 and is based on real events that exposes corruption in connection with Saab and British Aerospace's attempts to sell Saab's supersonic jetfighters Gripen to the Czech Republic. In the aftermath of the book, police investigations were opened in seven countries.

His professional career comprises being a Swedish diplomat, launching newspaper Metro in Prague, collaborating as a journalist with major media houses in Sweden and abroad as well as co-producing movies including the documentary Stieg Larsson—The Man Who Played With Fire.

man in black coat, red scarf and glasses

 

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