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Larsson's family deny they are money-hungry

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

Joakim Larsson says he and his father -- who inherited the writer's estate -- plan to donate most of the 250m kronor (€26.5m) they've earned to date from the popular books to charity.

On a talk show, which aired yesterday in Sweden, Mr Larsson said the family hadn'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 commercialising his legacy for profit.

She inherited nothing because they weren't married.

Irish Independent