Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm, Sweden on February 3rd, 1948 and passed away at the age of 67 on October 5th, 2015.

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Henning Mankell Stats: The highest rated book by Henning Mankell on Book Notification is The Troubled Man, the 9th novel in the Kurt Wallander series. The second-highest rated book is The White Lioness (Kurt Wallander #3).

The most read book by Henning Mankell on Book Notification is Faceless Killers, the first novel in the Kurt Wallander series. The second most read book is The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander #2).

Below is a complete list of Henning Mankell books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Henning Mankell is the Kurt Wallander Series.

List of Joel Gustafsson Books in Publication Order

List of Kurt Wallander Books in Publication Order

List of Kurt Wallander Collections in Publication Order

List of Sofia Alface Books in Publication Order

List of Linda Wallander Books in Publication Order

List of Fredrik Welin Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Children's Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Henning Mankell Anthologies in Publication Order

Henning Mankell: Biography

Henning Mankell (Henning Georg Mankell) was born on February 3rd, 1948. Henning passed away October 5th, 2015 at 67 years old. Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Mankell attended University of St Andrews in Scotland where he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters.

Henning Mankell (Henning Georg Mankell) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 10 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1990 with the novel The Eye of the Leopard. The most recently released novel was The Rock Blaster which was released in 2020.

Henning Mankell also wrote the Kurt Wallander series which has 10 books including Faceless Killers and The Dogs of Riga.

Henning Mankell has appeared on the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list in Japan multiple times. In 2008, his Kurt Wallander novel Sidetracked tied for 9th place. In 2009, The Return of the Dancing Master was listed at #6. One Step Behind was ranked #4 on the 2012 list. 2013's international list included Firewall tied for #5. Finally, The Man from Beijing cracked the 2015 list at #10.

Henning Mankell: Awards & Accolades

Henning Mankell won the Riverton Prize, International Honor Award, in 2012.

Mankell's books have also won multiple awards, Faceless Killers won the Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards, The Best Swedish Crime Novel Award, in 1991 as well as the Glass Key Award - Best Nordic Crime Novel in 1992. Sidetracked won the Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards, The Best Swedish Crime Novel Award, in 1995 as well as the Crime Writer's Association Award - Gold Dagger Award in 2001. The Return of the Dancing Master won the Gumshoe Award, Best European Crime Novel, in 2005. After the Fire won the Crime Writer's Association Award, International Dagger Award, in 2018.

Henning Mankell books have also been nominated for multiple awards, One Step Behind was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller, in 2002. The Return of the Dancing Master was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller, in 2004. The Troubled Man was nominated for the Barry Award, Best Novel, in 2012.

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  3. Jo Nesbø, author of the Harry Hole Series .
  4. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  5. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.

Henning Mankell: F.A.Q

When was Henning Mankell Born?

Henning Mankell was born on February 3rd, 1948.

When did Henning Mankell die?

Henning Mankell died on October 5th, 2015 at 67 years old.

Where was Henning Mankell Born?

Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm, Sweden.

What awards has Henning Mankell won?

Henning Mankell has won the following awards: International Honor Award at the Riverton Prize (2012).

What book awards has Henning Mankell won?

Faceless Killers: Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards The Best Swedish Crime Novel Award (1991), Glass Key Award Best Nordic Crime Novel (1992).
Sidetracked: Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards The Best Swedish Crime Novel Award (1995), Crime Writer's Association Award Gold Dagger Award (2001).
The Return of the Dancing Master: Gumshoe Award Best European Crime Novel (2005).
After the Fire: Crime Writer's Association Award International Dagger Award (2018).

What was the first book Henning Mankell wrote?

The first novel written by Henning Mankell was The Eye of the Leopard, published in 1990.

What was the most recent book Henning Mankell wrote?

His most recently released work was The Rock Blaster on February 18th, 2020.

How many books has Henning Mankell written?

Henning Mankell has written 35 books across 10 series.
  • 4 books in the Joel Gustafsson Series
  • 10 books in the Kurt Wallander Series
  • 1 Kurt Wallander Collections
  • 3 books in the Sofia Alface Series
  • 1 book in the Linda Wallander Series
  • 2 books in the Fredrik Welin Series
  • 10 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Children's Books
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books
  • 2 Short Stories/Novellas

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Kurt Wallander is the quintessential hardboiled detective. I had no idea that Sweden had hardboiled detectives until I read Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander series.

    I was well aware of Mankell’s passion for the political and social causes he champions, which is why I did not expect the author to create such a dark, brooding protagonist.

    Wallander is not a happy man. Even in his most joyous moments, I find it difficult to ignore the weight of everything that has happened to him. I appreciate the effort Mankell injects into exploring the social issues that concern him. And yet, he doesn’t sacrifice the entertainment value of his books to get his message across.

    Kelly J
    Kelly J
    5 months ago

    Wallander mysteries keep you hooked!

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