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Henning Mankell

1948 - 2015

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Henning Georg Mankell (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛ̂nːɪŋ ˈmǎŋːkɛl]; 3 February 1948 – 5 October 2015) was a Swedish crime writer, children's author, and dramatist, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most noted creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander. He also wrote a number of plays and screenplays for television. He was a left-wing social critic and activist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henning Mankell has received more than 974,893 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Henning Mankell is the 389th most popular writer (down from 379th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 49th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swedish Writer.

Henning Mankell is most famous for his detective novels about Kurt Wallander, a Swedish police officer. The books are set in the fictional town of Ystad, where Wallander is the head of the local police department.

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Among writers, Henning Mankell ranks 389 out of 5,755Before him are Dan Brown, Jo Nesbø, W. Somerset Maugham, Herta Müller, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and André Maurois. After him are Ammianus Marcellinus, Edmondo De Amicis, Hector Malot, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Apollonius of Rhodes, and J. M. G. Le Clézio.

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Among people born in 1948, Henning Mankell ranks 19Before him are Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Jeremy Irons, Hassan Rouhani, Andrzej Sapkowski, Jan Palach, and Kathy Bates. After him are Frank Abagnale, George Tupou V, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Marcello Lippi, Klaus Meine, and Keke Rosberg. Among people deceased in 2015, Henning Mankell ranks 17Before him are Helmut Schmidt, B.B. King, Anita Ekberg, Lemmy, Laura Antonelli, and Nicholas Winton. After him are Süleyman Demirel, Kim Young-sam, Josef Masopust, Leonard Nimoy, Ulrich Beck, and Richard von Weizsäcker.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Henning Mankell ranks 58 out of 1,612Before him are Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755), Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Dolph Lundgren (1957), Manne Siegbahn (1886), and Allvar Gullstrand (1862). After him are Björn Borg (1956), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Gunnar Myrdal (1898), and Folke Bernadotte (1895).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Henning Mankell ranks 7Before him are Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), and Pär Lagerkvist (1891). After him are Eyvind Johnson (1900), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Ellen Key (1849), and Per Olov Enquist (1934).