The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is to be the English title of the second book in the continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz.
The book is scheduled for worldwide publication on 7th September; Quercus imprint MacLehose Press publishes it in the UK, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Ireland, and in export in the English language everywhere except the US and Canada.
The English title differs from that of its Swedish counterpart, announced by publisher Norstedts in February: Mannen Som Sökte Sin Sugga, which translates as The Man Who Chased His Shadow.
The text of the novel, now complete, is being translated from the Swedish by George Goulding. Lagercrantz will be in the UK from 12th - 15th September to promote.
Lagercrantz's first continuation novel for Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, The Girl in the Spider's Web, was well-received and became a worldwide bestseller after publication in 2015, selling 306,513 copies for £2.3m in the UK through Nielsen to date. MacLehose is promising a "substantial" print run for the new title.
Combined, the original three Larsson books sold 6.13m copies across all editions for £34.1m in the UK, shifting over a million copies each in paperback.
The film of The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Sony Columbia), is due for release on 5th October 2018, but will feature a new cast, without Daniel Craig or Rooney Mara, stars of the film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
Lagercrantz is also set to write a further novel in the Millennium series.