Henning Mankell

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Young Wallander review – back to the future with TV's gloomiest copper
Netflix’s prequel to the Wallander novels and TV series takes place in the present day, weaving in contemporary politics – but would a straight origin story have been better?

Ellen E Jones

03, Sep, 2020 @4:08 PM

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The cast of Young Wallander: 'We try not to think of it as a tragedy – more as a puzzle'
Producer Berna Levin and actors Adam Pålsson and Ellise Chappell talk about taking on the origin story behind the troubled Swedish detective – with his late creator’s blessing

Stuart Heritage

24, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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After the Fire by Henning Mankell review – Wallander author’s final novel
The elegiac final novel from the late author of the Wallander series, one of Scandinavia’s finest writers, weighs up life and death

Ian Rankin

13, Oct, 2017 @6:28 AM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
The Susan Effect by Peter Høeg; Suburra by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo; The Accordionist by Fred Vargas; A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward; and The Frozen Woman by Jon Michelet

Barry Forshaw

15, Sep, 2017 @7:59 AM

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Henning Mankell play about colonialism in Africa published in English for first time
Extract from The Antelopes by Wallander author – who spent years in Mozambique – published in Index on Censorship

Alison Flood

21, Jun, 2016 @1:30 PM

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The week in TV: Wallander; Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home; Storm Troupers; Last Whites of the East End
Kenneth Branagh returned in an oddly leaden Wallander, while a film on white communities in London’s East End was surprisingly subtle

Euan Ferguson

29, May, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Quicksand by Henning Mankell review – moving intelligence and honesty
Henning Mankell’s memoir finds the late author reflecting on the passage of aeons and toxic legacies

Lettie Kennedy

28, Feb, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Quicksand by Henning Mankell review – uplifting, serious reflections on what it means to be human
Those of us lucky enough not to be fighting simply to exist have a responsibility to change the world, argues the late crime novelist in this moving collection of his final thoughts and personal stories

John Burnside

11, Feb, 2016 @11:00 AM

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I too have heard the blackbird sing | Letters
Letters: Henning Mankell’s moving reflections on his cancer could serve to awaken readers to the pleasures of listening to a song that is rich, resonant and life-affirming


01, Feb, 2016 @6:19 PM

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Henning Mankell remembered by Kenneth Branagh
The actor starred as the Swedish crime writer’s detective Kurt Wallander. Here, he recalls their last meal

Kenneth Branagh

27, Dec, 2015 @7:30 AM

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Henning Mankell's 'memoir of sorts' due out next year
Quicksand, to be published in February 2016, comprises a series of autobiographical essays ‘about what it means to be human’

Alison Flood

11, Nov, 2015 @12:36 PM

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My hero: Henning Mankell by Ian Rankin
The Swedish crime writer was a complex figure who lived an extraordinary life. His novels featuring detective Kurt Wallander critiqued politics and big business and explored the human condition

Ian Rankin

10, Oct, 2015 @10:00 AM

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