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Henning Mankell to speak in New York on Thursday, April 10th
Posted 2008-03-23
Henning Mankell, photo by Cato Lein, www.imagebank.sweden.seScandinavia House in New York City is hosting a discussion with Henning Mankell and fellow author Jeffrey Frank, who is also a senior editor at The New Yorker. The event will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2008, 5:30 pm.

This should be an exciting event as the planned topics are sure to be of interest to any fan of Henning Mankell:
  The American-Scandinavian Foundation and The New Press are pleased to present Henning Mankell in conversation with Jeffrey Frank on Thursday, April 10, 2008, 5:30 pm, at Scandinavia House (58 Park Ave. at 38th St., NYC). They will discuss the popular explosion in Scandinavian mysteries, a genre with a long tradition of social critique and stylistic economy, among other topics.

Mankell is Sweden’s most read author internationally and world-famous as the creator of the Kurt Wallander mystery series. His novels have been translated into 37 languages with more than 30 million copies in print worldwide. Born in Stockholm and raised in Sveg, he is well known for his long association with Africa, his second home for more than 30 years. With his new novel The Eye of the Leopard, Mankell weaves together his two worlds—Sweden and Africa, First and Third, rich and poor—into a single, powerful narrative. His next installment in the Kurt Wallander series is The Pyramid—five short mysteries that will be published by The New Press in September 2008.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Tickets will be $10 for the general public, $8 for ASF members while students can get in for free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Scandinavia House or by phoning (212) 847-9737. Tickets can be reserved by phoning (212) 847-9740 and must be purchased at least 30 minutes before the event begins.

Scandinavia House is located at:
58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets)
New York, NY 10016

For more information about the event, visit the Scandinavia House website or the New Press event page.