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Blomkvist the Journalist

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event'Dragons, Fire, Hornets: Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy from Page to Screen' - Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jun 20119 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference'Dragons, Fire, Hornets: Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy from Page to Screen'
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHatfield
Period9/06/119/07/11

Abstract

Journalists sometimes crop up as detective-style investigators but usually only when investigating high crimes involving politician corruption or else when someone is unjustly facing execution. Mikhail Blomkvist, the lead character in the Millennium trilogy, is portrayed as a journalist, but in reality he is more of an alter ego for the author Steig Larsson, representing what an underdog investigative reporter specialising in detailed but less popular investigations of political groups would like their life to be like. In fact he is not a journalist as most journalists would consider themselves.

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