HENNING MANKELL: A TRIBUTE

HENNING GEORG MANKELL
b. 03 February 1948 Stockholm, Sweden
d. 05 October 2015 Gothenburg, Sweden
©2015 (unknown)

I send my deepest condolences to all of Henning's family, friends and colleagues. My wife and I are friends with one of his God-daughters, and I was fortunate enough to be given a signed first edition of one of his non-Wallander novels, Depths, which is a personal favourite of mine, back in 2014. I also own a signed collection of the first 10 Wallander novels obtained from his Swedish publishers in late 2015.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Kurt Wallander
Kurt Wallander is a fictional police inspector living and working in Ystad, Sweden. In the novels, he solves shocking murders with his colleagues. The novels have an underlying question: "What went wrong with Swedish society?" The series has won many awards, including the German Crime Prize and the British 2001 CWA Gold Dagger for Sidetracked. The 10th book, The Pyramid, is a prequel: a collection of five novellas (Wallander's First Case, The Man with the Mask, The Man on the Beach, The Death of the Photographer, The Pyramid) about Wallander's past, with the last one ending just before the start of Faceless Killers. Ten years after The Pyramid, Mankell published another Wallander novel, The Troubled Man, which he said would definitely be the last in the series.
  • Mördare utan ansikte (1991; English translation by Steven T. Murray: Faceless Killers, 1997)
  • Hundarna i Riga (1992; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Dogs of Riga, 2001)
  • Den vita lejoninnan (1993; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The White Lioness, 1998)
  • Mannen som log (1994; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Man Who Smiled, 2005)
  • Villospår (1995; English translation by Steven T. Murray: Sidetracked, 1999) Gold Dagger 2001
  • Fotografens död (1996; English translation included in The Pyramid as The Death of the Photographer)
  • Den femte kvinnan (1996; English translation by Steven T. Murray: The Fifth Woman, 2000)
  • Steget efter (1997; English translation by Ebba Segerberg: One Step Behind, 2002)
  • Brandvägg (1998; English translation by Ebba Segerberg: Firewall, 2002)
  • Pyramiden (1999; short stories; English translation by Ebba Segerberg with Laurie Thompson: The Pyramid, 2008)
  • Handen (2004; novella; originally published in Dutch (2004) as Het Graf (The Grave). Published in Swedish, 2013. English translation by Laurie Thompson: An Event in Autumn, 2014)
  • Den orolige mannen (2009; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Troubled Man, 2011)
Linda Wallander
Linda is the daughter of Kurt Wallander, who follows in his footsteps as a police officer. Mankell began an intended trilogy of novels with her as the protagonist. However, following the suicide of Johanna Sällström, the actress playing the character at the time in the Swedish TV series, Mankell was so distraught that he decided to abandon the series after only the first novel.
  • Innan frosten (2002; English translation by Ebba Segerberg: Before the Frost, 2005)
Others
  • Danslärarens återkomst (2000; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Return of the Dancing Master, 2004)
  • Kennedys hjärna (2005; English translation by Laurie Thompson: Kennedy's Brain, 2007, U.S. release)
  • Kinesen (2007; English translation by Laurie Thompson: The Man from Beijing, 2010)
Other fiction
  • Vettvillingen (1977)
  • Fångvårdskolonin som försvann (1979)
  • Dödsbrickan (1980)
  • En seglares död (1981)
  • Daisy Sisters (1982)
  • Sagan om Isidor (1984)
  • Leopardens öga (1990); English translation by Steven T. Murray: The Eye of the Leopard, (2008)
  • Comédia infantil (1995); English translation by Tiina Nunnally: Chronicler of the Winds, (2006)
  • Vindens son (2000); English translation by Steven T. Murray: Daniel (2010)
  • Tea-Bag (2001) English translation by Ebba Segerberg: The Shadow Girls (2012)
  • Djup (2004); English translation by Laurie Thompson: Depths, (2006)
  • Italienska skor (2006); English translation by Laurie Thompson: Italian Shoes, (2009)
  • Minnet av en Smutsig Ängel (2011); English translation by Laurie Thompson: A Treacherous Paradise, (2013)
Children's books
Books about Sofia
  • Secrets in the Fire – 2000 (Eldens hemlighet, 1995)
  • Playing with Fire – 2002 (Eldens gåta, 2001)
  • The Fury in the Fire – 2009 (Eldens vrede (sv), 2005)
Joel Gustafsson series
  • A Bridge to the Stars – 2005 (Hunden som sprang mot en stjärna (sv) – 1990)
  • Shadows in the Twilight – 2007 (Skuggorna växer i skymningen – 1991)
  • When the Snow Fell – 2007 (Pojken som sov med snö i sin säng – 1996)
  • The Journey to the End of the World – 2008 (Resan till världens ände (sv) – 1998)
For younger children
  • The Cat Who Liked Rain – 2007
Film and television
Mankell wrote original screenplays for television
  • Etterfølgeren (1997)
  • Labyrinten (2000) TV mini-series
  • Talismanen (sv) (2003) TV mini-series (co-written with Jan Guillou)
  • Unnamed Ingmar Bergman docudrama (2012) TV mini-series
Plays
  • Älskade syster (1983) – Beloved Sister
  • Antiloperna
  • Apelsinträdet (1983) – The Orange Tree
  • Att Storma Himlen
  • Berättelser På Tidens Strand
  • Bergsprängaren (1973)
  • Butterfly Blues
  • Daisy Sisters (1982)
  • Darwins kapten (2010) – Darwin's Captain
  • Den Samvetslöse Mördaren Hasse Karlsson...
  • Dödsbrickan (1980)
  • Eldens gåta (2001) – Fire Riddle
  • En Gammal Man Som Dansar
  • En Höstkväll Innan Tystnaden
  • En seglares död (1981) – Death of a Sailor
  • Fångvårdskolonin som försvann (1979)
  • Gatlopp
  • Grävskopan
  • Hårbandet
  • I sand och i lera (1999) – In Sand and Mud
  • In Duisternis (2010) – Time of Darkness
  • Innan Gryningen
  • Italienska skor (2006) – Italian shoes
  • Jag dör, men minnet lever (2003) – I Die, but the Memory Lives
  • Kakelugnen På Myren
  • Katten som älskade regn (1992) The Cat that Loved Rain
  • Labyrinten (2000) – The Labyrinth
  • Lampedusa
  • Mannen Som Byggde Kojor
  • Mörkertid
  • Möte Om Eftermiddagen
  • Och Sanden Ropar...
  • Påläggskalven
  • Pojken som sov med snö i sin säng (1996) – The Boy Who Slept with Snow in His Bed
  • Politik (2010) – Politics
  • Resan till värdens ände (1998) – Journey to The End of the World
  • Sagan om Isidor (1984) Isidor's Saga
  • Sandmålaren (1974) – Sand painter
  • Svarte Petter
  • Tea-Bag (2001)
  • Tokfursten
  • Tyckte Jag Hörde Hundar[46][47]
  • Valpen
  • Vettvillingen (1977) – The Maniac
Film and television adaptations
  • Wallander (1997–2007) Sveriges Television. Swedish language.
  • Wallander (2005, 2009, 2012) Yellow Bird for TV4 (Sweden). Swedish language.
  • Wallander (2008, 2010, 2012, 2015) Yellow Bird for BBC (UK). English language.