Henning Mankell (3125 words)


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Henning Georg Mankell (1948-2015) was a prolific Swedish crime-writer, novelist, playwright and children’s author, best known for his world best-selling Scandinavian noir detective fiction featuring inspector Kurt Wallander. Mankell’s left-wing activism directly influenced his writing, lending a political edge to his novels which deal with issues such as racism, social inequality and instability, immigration, miscarriages of justice and cultural exclusion. He shared his time between Sweden and Africa, especially Mozambique, where he co-established and ran a theatre for several years. He was also involved in a number of aid agencies, especially those concerned with AIDS and fighting poverty, and contributed vastly to a number …

Citation: Jasnowska, Agnieszka. "Henning Mankell". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 September 2017 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13887, accessed 05 August 2020.]

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