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Larsson's brother denies profiteering

Published fredag 21 januari 2011 kl 13.53
Eva Gabrielsson with the book she wrote about her life with Stieg Larsson, Photo: Fredrik Persson/Scanpix

The brother of the late Swedish crime novelist Stieg Larsson has rejected claims by Larsson’s long-time companion that the family is trying to squeeze every penny from his posthumous fame.

Joakim Larsson says he and his father - who inherited the writer's estate - plan to donate most of the US$ 38 million they've earned to date from the popular books to charity. On a talk show airing Friday here, Joakim Larsson says the family hasn't “even thought about” keeping the money.

The writer's companion for three decades, Eva Gabrielsson, wants control of Larsson's works and says the family is commercializing his legacy for profit. She inherited nothing because they weren't married and Larsson didn't leave a will when he died in 2004.

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