Henning Mankell

Snow, deep snow, is one of Henning Mankell’s first memories. Later in life, after choosing to divide his time between Mozambique and Sweden, Henning states:
“I stand with one foot in the snow and one foot in the sand.”

Henning Mankell’s first novel was published in 1973. The same year he went to Africa for the first time. Today Henning Mankell has written more than 40 novels that have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.


"I don’t know why, but when I stepped out of the plane in Africa I had the odd feeling of coming home". The first time Henning ...
The Swedish movies portraying inspector Kurt Wallander have been filmed at various occasions. Wallander has been portrayed by Krister Henriksson, Rolf Lassgård and Gustaf Skarsgård ...

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2014-03-24

Henning Mankell's third text about his cancer in The Guardian

On the 22nd of March The Guardian published Henning Mankell's third text about his cancer, "No one should have to face cancer alone". In the piece ...

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2014-03-04

Henning Mankell's second text about his cancer

After being diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of January, I endured a 10-day-long descent into hell. I remember that time as a fog, a ...

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