The Sad Passing Of Henning Mankell

The Swedish author and playwright Henning Mankell died in his sleep early this morning in Gothenburg. He was 67 years old. He revealed that he was suffering from cancer in a newspaper column last year and described the experience in the book "Quicksand: What It Means To Be A Human Being." A spokesperson at Mankell's UK publisher Harvill Secker said: “Beloved by readers across the world, especially for his Kurt Wallander series, it was a privilege to have worked with a

New Millennium Book Prompted Mankell To Change Will

It was announced yesterday that David Lagercrantz would write a further two books in the Millennium series. The original trilogy was authored by Stieg Larsson, but he never knew of his books' enormous popularity because he died of a heart attack in 2004, just before The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was published. Then, two years ago, it was announced that David Lagercrantz would write a fourth book in the series (The Girl in the Spider’s Web) with the approval of Larsson's father and

Wallander Opera To Premiere In Germany & Sweden

W - The Truth Beyond is a new opera featuring Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander, composed by Fredrik Sixten, and libretto written by veteran Wallander scriptwriter Klas Abrahamsson. The first performance will be in Tübingen, Germany on 15th July and its Swedish premiere is 13th August in Ystad. Klas Abrahamsson has worked as both script editor and scriptwriter on several Wallander adaptations so was in tune with the world that Mankell had created. He told Skanska Dagbladet: "It meant that I was