Swedish author Henning Mankell dies

Syndetics book coverThe very popular writer Henning Mankell, aged 67 has died of cancer. Best known for his mystery thrillers, featuring the character Swedish police detective Kurt Wallander, he was also a prolific writer of stage plays, children’s books, screenplays and general fiction.
His first novel, published in 1991, was translated into English in 1997 and was titled Faceless Killers. He received, almost annually, many international awards and honours for his writing. His last novel was titled An Autumn Event and was published in 2014.