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About the Author, Henning Mankell


Official Henning Mankell Portrait
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Official Henning Mankell Portrait
Photo © Ulla Montan
Official Henning Mankell Portrait
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Official Biography
Henning Mankell was born in Sweden in 1948. In the 1970s he began working as a dramatist and in 1973 his first novel was published. Since then he has gone on to become the true star of Scandinavian crime the world over. Mankell is a successful author of plays, children's books and several novels for adults. But it is as the prize-winning author of the eight 'Kurt Wallander Mysteries' that he is best known. The Kurt Wallander Mysteries has now sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and has been published to great critical acclaim in both the UK and America.

Mankell divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as a director at Teatro Avenida. He is passionately committed to the fight against AIDS in Africa and spends much time working to encourage support for his 'Memory Books' project to raise awareness of the problem.

Contact Henning Mankell
To contact the author, you may send postal mail to his publishers in the UK and they will forward it onwards.
The address is:

Henning Mankell
c/o Harvill & Vintage Publicity
Random House
20 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 2SA

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About the Translators
Some information about the people who have translated Mankell's novels into other languages is collected on this page.