Chronicle: It is possible to live with cancer

Now in September it is eight months since I was diagnosed with cancer. On a rainy evening when the warm summer is over, I decide it’s time to take a closer look at how things stand. Where am I now, with regard to my cancer and my treatment? How have I coped with what has […]

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Wallander to become an opera

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 […]

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Krister Henriksson on why he’s leaving Wallander

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.

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Chronicle: Henning Mankell’s third text about his cancer

It is now two months since I was diagnosed with cancer. I am already well into the second series of chemotherapy treatment. Thus far I have been spared any noticeable side-effects. The fact that a battle is taking place inside my body is more of a vague suspicion than a definite feeling. I have many […]

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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 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 […]

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Chronicle: 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 shattering mental shudder that occasionally transmuted into an imagined fever. Brief, clear moments of despair. And all the resistance my willpower could muster. Looking back, I can now think of […]

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Chronicle: Henning Mankell about his cancer

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 […]

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Authors condemn state surveillance

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 […]

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“It’s my responsability to react”

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.

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Wallander’s favourites

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 […]

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Mankell in Irish Times and The Guardian

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 […]

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A visit to Wallander land

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 […]

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A Treacherous Paradise in stores in US and UK this summer

Mankell’s latest novel, A Treacherous Paradise, will be released on June 6th in UK and has already received some very good reviews. ”This powerful work boasts a courageous, well-drawn heroine and makes it spoints without stridency or didactism.” – Booklist writes. Mankell’s new novel – A Treacherous Paradise – will be out in the UK […]

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