Henning Mankell – I work in an old…

I work in an old tradition that goes back to the ancient Greeks. You hold…


“I work in an old tradition that goes back to the ancient Greeks. You hold a mirror to crime to see what’s happening in society. I could never write a crime story just for the sake of it, because I always want to talk about certain things in society.”
-Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell – The wonderful Mozambican people have…

The wonderful Mozambican people have endured tremendous misery without losing their dignity and their positive…


“The wonderful Mozambican people have endured tremendous misery without losing their dignity and their positive outlook on life. Moreover, they have not lost their will to progress and develop. Mozambique is a country where the people never surrendered.”
-Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell – I still have a photo…

I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever…


“I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever have in my life, and it’s myself at eight. Because that’s when the forces of imagination have the same value as the real world, when they’re an instrument of survival: when my mother disappeared, and I imagined a mother. That was me at my best.”
-Henning Mankell