Introduction

Snow, deep snow, is one of Henning Mankell’s first memories. Later in life, after choosing to divide his time between Mozambique and Sweden, Henning stated:
“I stand with one foot in the snow and one foot in the sand.”

Henning Mankell’s first novel was published in 1973. The same year he went to Africa for the first time. Today Henning Mankell has written more than 40 novels that have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.