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Henning Mankell: Swedish Crime Writer Who Penned ‘Wallander’ Dies At 67

 

hngn.com – Manthan Chheda

The Swedish crime writer behind the ‘Wallander’ series, Henning Mankell, died on Sunday after suffering from cancer. He was 67.

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, author of the “Wallander” series of crime novels, has passed away at the age of 67.

Mankell was diagnosed with cancer last year, and penned his experience battling the life-threatening disease in his last book, “Quicksand: What It Means To Be A Human Being,” BBC News reported.

The author was considered as a leading light in the Nordic Noir genre after creating the famous character, Swedish police investigator Kurt Wallander in his best-selling novels. The series gained further recognition after it was turned into two television shows, including one starring British actor Sir Kenneth Branagh, according to The Telegraph.

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