Henning Mankell is dead. He died in his sleep early this morning in Göteborg. He was 67 years old. Henning Mankell was one of the great Swedish authors of our time, loved by readers in Sweden and all over the world. His work includes around forty novels and numerous plays. His books have sold more […]
The production company behind British Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh, has filmed their last episodes and they are now selling all props. The flee market will take place on the 27th of June in Ystad. For more info click here.
On Sunday the 14th Henning Mankell was a guest at Swedish radio show P4 Extra. During the interview he talked about his latest book Kvicksand, his friendship with Patti Smith and about writing a TV script about his late father-in-law Ingmar Bergman. To listen to the interview conducted by Jennie Danielsson click here.
Sir Kenneth Branagh will return to Ystad to film the last episodes of Wallander for BBC. The three last episodes will be based on The White Lioness and The Troubled Man. “I always approach each series of Wallander with anticipation and excitement, but this last series of films contain some of the greatest challenges the character has ever […]
The project is a joint undertaking between the city of Ystad and the German city of Tübingen. Phillip Amelung, music director for the University of Tübingen, is in charge of the project . – It will probably be about two hours long, a choir, a 35-piece orchestra and five soloists roles. Kurt Wallander himself will […]
In June Swedish actor Krister Henriksson did an interview with The Guardian on why he is leaving Wallander. In the interveiw Krister Henriksson says: ‘We don’t have anything more to say to each other,’ because it would be too complicated. So in a way I was relieved.” To read the full interview click here.
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 Henning Mankell writes: “There are so many people who are desperately lonely with their cancer. Who have hardly anyone with whom they can share their torments, nobody to discuss […]
A couple of weeks ago I travelled to Stockholm to see an orthopedist who had previously treated me. I went there with a diagnosis of a painful slipped disc, hernia, in the neck. When I went back to Gothenburg the following day I did it with a serious diagnosis of cancer. I do not have […]
Henning Mankell is one of more than 500 of the World’s leading authors who has signed a petition published today. The writers demand a “digital bill of right” to curb abuses. They also urge the United Nations to create an international bill of digital rights that would enshrine the protection of civil rights in the […]
Henning Mankell talks to Louisiana Channel about crime fiction, why children are the real artists and the miracle of reading and writing – among many other things. – As an intelectual it’s my responsability to react to what I see in society. Click here too see the whole interview.
What kind of music does Kurt Wallander listen to? Here you have Kurt’s personal playlist where Verdi, Rossini and Puccini meets Edith Piaf and Jussi Björling. Apart from his job Wallander has one big passion in life: opera. But next to Verdi, Rossini and Puccini Kurt also enjoys Elivs Presley and The Spotnicks. Step into […]
With his new novel out in the UK, Mankell spoke to The Guardian and the Irish Times about expecting Swedish riots, finding inspiration in tax archives and still not missing Wallander. Mankell’s new novel, A Treacherous Paradise, tells the story about the Swedish woman Hanna Lundmark who finds herself running one of the biggest brothels […]
At the same time as the filmatization of The Troubled Man premieres in the UK, The Mirror visits ”the captial of crime” – Ystad – to find a bloodstained holiday camp and a free picnic dinner. Sandskogens holiday camp, a tourist office seen on tv and a railway station also known as the police head […]