Archive for January 21, 2009


Dorte has kindly explained the relationships between Astrid Lindgren’s creations, Kalle Blomqvist and Pippi Longstocking, and Stieg Larsson’s creations Mikael Blomqvist and the memorable Lisbeth Salander here.

I was interested to read here that Karin Alvtegen, just nominated for an Edgar for best novel for Missing, is the grandniece of Astrid Lindgren

I think Lisbeth, the adult Pippi Longstocking, could have fitted in very well in the only Karin Alvtegen book I have read, Betrayal.

You can find an excellent summary of the numerous posts concerning Lisbeth Salander collected together by Maxine of Petrona here.