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

Midnight Sun & Rebecka Martisson Receive Funding

Midnight Sun produced by Nice Drama for SVT, and the Rebecka Martinsson series produced by Yellow Bird for TV4, have both received funding from the Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Both Swedish series are filming at the same time in Kiruna and the Norrbotten region where the snowy and icy landscape provides an ideal setting for moody crime drama. The eight part drama series Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) created by Måns Marlind and Björn Stein from an idea by Henrik Jansson-Schweizer