Crime Writer Henning Mankell dies

Wallander Writer Henning Mankell dies

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The author discovered he had cancer last year, and wrote about the experience in his last book, Quicksand: What It Means To Be A Human Being.

His best-selling novels, which follow policeman Kurt Wallander through Sweden and Mozambique, were turned into a TV drama starring Sir Kenneth Branagh.

Sir Kenneth paid tribute, calling the author “a fine writer and a fine man”.

He was the third actor to play the irascible detective. In Mankell’s home country, both Rolf Lassgard and Krister Henriksson played the role. BBC Four screened the latter version in the UK.

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