Henning Mankell, Swedish crime writer passes away [ Current Affairs ]

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About Henning Mankell: Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell passed away in Gothenburg of Swedan at age of 67. Henning Georg Mankell was born on 3rd February 1948 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a dramatist, crime writer and children’s author.

  • He was best recognized for a series of secret novels named Inspector Kurt Wallander which is his most famous creation.
  • His entrance crime novel The Stone - Blaste was published in 1968.
  • He has written more than 20 novels and a dozen children’s books.
  • He also developed two innovative stories for the German police series Tatort.

About his contributions:

  • Henning Mankell donated 15 million Swedish Crowns near about 1.5 million euros to SOS Children’s Villages for a village in Chimoio in western Mozambique in 2007.

About his achievements:

  • He received Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger award for Best Crime Novel of the Year in 2001 and 2008,
  • He also honoured with best Swedish Crime Novel Award in 1991 and 1995.

- Published on: October 7, 2015