Sold by: Amazon. Skip to main content Henning Mankell. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. He divides his time between Sweden and Mozambique. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.
Please refresh the page and retry. H enning Mankell was not always the subtlest of moralists, but he knew the importance of making his books entertaining and exciting: readers came for the plots and the action, and stayed for the lectures. I try to be part of that army. Because the plot centred on immigrants being blamed for a savage attack on an elderly Swedish couple, the book needed to have a policeman. This story begins with the discovery of a woman murdered in a Swedish wood, but soon expands to include sections set in South Africa during the dying days of Apartheid, as Wallander pursues an assassin hired to kill Nelson Mandela. There is a long tradition in Sweden of exploring domestic politics through crime fiction, but Mankell opened up the genre to take in international affairs too, and relished the chance to write about his beloved Africa. Henning Mankell: how his addictive Wallander novels changed the world. One of the best of the non-Wallander books features young detective Stefan Lindman, who is forced to take time off work after being diagnosed with cancer of the tongue, but decides to start his own investigation when a retired ex-colleague is found bullwhipped to death.
Henning Mankell, Swedish author of Wallander, dies at 67
This is due to the absence of his mother during his early years. Mankell and his elder sister lived with him there for the greater part of their childhood. While reminiscing about his life , Mankell often recalls his childhood moments in Sveg as some of the best in his life. This is despite the occasional loneliness he felt due to the lack of motherly love and affection in his childhood.
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