Renowned and best seller Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell died on 5 October 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden due to lung cancer. He was 67.
He was best known for creating his most famous character, Swedish police inspector Kurt Wallander, on whom he based a series of mystery novels between 1991 and 2009. He introduced Wallander in 1997 in his famous novel, Faceless Killers.
He was also a noted children’s author and dramatist.
Henning Mankell was born on 3 February 1948 in Stockholm, Sweden. He started his career at the age of 20 as an author and assistant director at the Riksteater in Stockholm.
He has won many awards and honour including Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy, Best Swedish Crime Novel Award for Faceless Killers in 1991, Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Sidetracked in 2001 and Corine Literature Prize for the German Audiobook, The Man from Beijing in 2008.