Henning Mankell

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Henning Mankell: The Troubled Man

30 Mar 20113 stars

Long-awaited addition to the Kurt Wallander series is a readable but bleak affair

(Harvill Secker) For fans of Henning Mankell’s Inspector Wallander series, news that the first new novel in almost a decade was on the horizon generated excitement worthy of a Beatles reformation. But such manic anticipation will have been tempered…

The Swedish and Norwegian comics hitting the Edinburgh Fringe

16 Jul 2010

Magnus Betnér, Dag Sørås and Lasse Nilsen head up Scandinavian invasion

Magnus Betnér is leading a charge of the Swedish and Norwegian stand-ups playing the Fringe. Jay Richardson meets those who are raising the bar of north European comedy

Henning Mankell - The Man From Beijing

29 Jan 20103 stars

(Harvill Secker) As all Wallander fans will testify, Henning Mankell does a good line in legal professionals. His long-running series about the flawed but eminently likeable detective has sold millions worldwide, not to mention spawned TV adaptations…

Best of the Rest - Book Festival

13 Jul 2009

Highlights of the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Emmanuel Jal, David Aaronovitch, Henning Mankell, Sharon Olds, Susie Orbach, Mark Millar, and Douglas Coupland.