David Lagercrantz


David Lagercrantz, born in 1962, is a Swedish journalist and writer living in Stockholm. After studying philosophy and theology, he finally turned to journalism . He works in particular for the National Swedish daily Expressen for which he covers some of the most important criminal cases in the country.

In 2013, David Lagercrantz signs a contract with the publishing house Norstedts to write after the Millennium, the cult trilogy by Stieg Larsson. The fourth book entitled The Girl in the Spider’s web will be published August 27, 2015, ten years to the day after the release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in Sweden.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

I’m an author and I’ve probably written a few too many books. Fortunately, a few of them are about to expire, or I have at least renounced them. I blame the stupidity and arrogance of youth for their existence.

My most recent books are I am Zlatan and The Girl in the Spider’s Web, as well as Fall of Man in Wilmslow, a novel about mathematician Alan Turing. I tell myself that the book I’m currently working on, the fifth book in the Millennium series, will be my very best one. I always say that, as a mantra, when working on a new novel. In my spare time, I drink Amarone wine and weight lift, an old vice I’ve kept since childhood when I was told I was much too thin.

Crime favorites

Noir novel: The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson

movie: Chinatown

Noir writer: Dennis Lehane