Books

“I can still remember the miraculous feeling of writing a sentence, then more sentences, to tell a story. The first thing I wrote was a one-page summary of Robinson Crusoe and I am so sorry I do not have it any more; it was at that moment I became an author.”

Henning Mankell in Malawi. He is always bringing his sound protection on all his trips. Photo: Toby Selander

Since the first story about Robinson Crusoe Henning Mankell has written more than 40 books that have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Perhaps he is most famous for his novels about inspector Kurt Wallander in Ystad, but apart from the ten books in the Wallander series Mankell has written 20 novels and ten youth books.

His books about the Mozambican girl Sofia, who lost both legs after having stepped on a land mine, is read by thousands of school children each year. Internationally, Henning Mankell is one of Sweden’s most best-selling authors and his books have topped the charts in both Europe and the US.

Bibliography:

Vettvillingen (1977)

Fångvårdskolonin som försvann (1979)

Dödsbrickan (1980)

En seglares död (1981)

Daisy Sisters (1982)

Sagan om Isidor (1984)

Leopardens öga (1990)

/ The Eye of the Leopard (2008)

Hunden som sprang mot en stjärna (1990)

/ A Bridge to the Stars (2005)

Skuggorna växer i skymningen (1991)

/ Shadows in the Twilight (2007)

Mördare utan ansikte (1991)

/ Faceless Killers (1997)

Hundarna i Riga (1992)

/ The Dogs of Riga (2001)

Den vita lejoninnan (1993)

/ The White Lioness (1998)

Mannen som log (1994)

/ The Man Who Smiled (2005)

Villospår (1995)

/ Sidetracked (1999)

Eldens hemlighet (1995)

/ Secrets in the Fire (2000)

Comédia infantil (1995)

/ Chronicler of the Winds (2006)

Fotografens död (1996)

/ The Death of the Photographer

Den femte kvinnan (1996)

/ The Fifth Woman (2000)

Pojken som sov med snö i sin säng (1996)

/ When the Snow Fell (2007)

Steget efter (1997)

/ One Step Behind (2002)

Resan till världens ände (1998)

/ The Journey to the End of the World (2008)

Brandvägg (1998)

/ Firewall (2002)

Pyramiden (1999)

/ The Pyramid (2008)

Mannen på stranden (2000)

Innan frosten (2002)

/ Before the Frost (2005)

Danslärarens återkomst (2000)

/ The Return of the Dancing Master (2004)

Vindens son (2000)

/ Daniel (2010)

Tea-Bag (2001)

/ The Shadow Girls (2012)

Eldens gåta (2001)

/ Playing with Fire (2002)

Djup (2004)

/ Depths (2006)

Handen (2004)

/ An Event in Autumn (2014)

Kennedys hjärna (2005)

/ Kennedy’s Brain (2007)

Eldens vrede (2005)

/ The Fury in the Fire (2009)

Italienska skor (2006)

/ Italian Shoes (2009)

Kinesen (2007)

/ The Man from Beijing (2010)

The Cat Who Liked Rain (2007)

Den orolige mannen (2009)

/ The Troubled Man (2011)

Minnet av en smutsig ängel (2011)

/ A Treacherous Paradise (2013)

Kvicksand (2014)

/ What It Means to Be a Human Being

Svenska gummistövlar (2015)

/ After the Fire (2017)