Mankell’s new novel A Treacherous Paradise will be out in the UK the 6th of June. The novel tells the story of Hanna Lundmark, a Swedish woman finding herself running one of the largest brothels in East Africa. In Mankell’s latest novel A Treacherous Paradise, Hanna Lundmark escapes the brutal poverty of rural Sweden for [...]
One evening I walk down to the hotel bar to eat something. The air condition seems to have freaked out. It is so cold in the bar that I do not know whether I should stay or not. I walk around in the bar for a couple of minutes, trying to find a table where [...]
In the beginning of May Henning Mankell will participate in World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town. The theme this year is “Delivering on Africa’s promise”. At the event Mankell will take part in a panel session about Africa’s creative potential. One of the other panelists will be the South African singer Yvonne Ntombizodwa [...]
After more than 30 Wallander movies Krister Henriksson reaches a broad audience. Now he travels to London’s West End to play Dr Glas in Swedish. – The only credible explanation I can find is Wallander, Henriksson says to Sveriges Radio. Krister Henriksson’s one man show has been sold out since the premiere at the Swedish [...]
In the house where I grew up in Härjedalen there was a maid. Her name was Ruth and she was twenty something when she came to our family. That must have been 1951 or 1952. I was three or four years old. We had moved to Härjedalen from Stockholm. The maid was an emergency solution. [...]
Hundreds of fans lined up at Palais de la Bourse to get their Wallander novels signed during Henning Mankell’s visit at this year’s edition of the literary festival Quais du Polar in Lyon, France. During his visit Mankell spoke about his authorship and his impressions from Mozambique, where he lives part time since 1987. He [...]
Between the 28th and the 30th of March Henning Mankell will be visiting the crime fiction festival Quais du Polar in Lyon, France. Henning Mankell will do two book signings: the 29th of March at 3.30 pm and the 30th March at 3.00 pm, both at Palais de la Bourse in Lyon. On Saturday 30th [...]
Davos, January 2013 Dear friends, Since I have spent my life telling stories about human beings, their lives, their time on earth I would like to begin this session by telling you a story as well. In your imagination I want you to follow me to a country in Southeast Africa where I have lived [...]
Henning Mankell will be one of the participants at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Thursday the 24th of January he will be delivering a speech about his authorship, Africa and greed. – Among other things I will be talking about how Africa is not only a cemetery for illegaly hunted elephants and rhinoceros, [...]
Henning Mankell talks to the newspaper Weekly Zaman about Wallander, Sweden and his political views. Personally, Mankell believes that Wallander’s flaws is one of the reasons why the series have become so popular. – I wanted to write about a character that was the whole time like you and me in that he is changing, [...]
The screen adaptation of The Troubled Man starring Krister Henriksson will premiere in Swedish theatres on Friday 11 January. But five days ahead, Monday 7, the Ystad audience got a sneak preview of the movie. In the movie version of the last Wallander novel the end is slightly altered and opens up to the five [...]
The screen adaptation of The Troubled Man, Henning Mankell’s last book about Kurt Wallander, will premiere in theatres in Sweden in early 2013. Krister Henriksson stars as the hard working Ystad police officer and we also see the return of Wallander’s daughter Linda, played by Charlotta Jonsson. – The Troubled Man is a very different [...]
In the end of November Henning Mankell will be visiting Germany to promote his latest novel A Treacherous Paradise. Mankell will be visiting Stuttgart and Hamburg during his three day tour. On the 21th of November he will do an event in the bookstore Hugendubel, Schlossplatz 4, in Stuttgart at 8 pm and on the [...]
In late August Patti Smith and Henning Mankell did a joint appearance at the Louisiana Literature Festival. During their session they talked about Patti Smith’s upcoming crime novel, Kurt Wallander and creativity. This photo was taken by photographer Klaus Holsting/Louisiana.
Henning Mankell’s latest novel A Treacherous Paradise has been nominated to the German audience book award ”Leserpreis – die besten Buecher 2012”. The German title is Erinnerung an einen schmutzigen Engel and the novel made it to the shortlist for best historical novels. Until monday 26 November 2012 you can vote for Mankell’s book here.