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Henning Mankell to speak in Stockholm on Thursday, 22 Sept.
Posted 2005-09-19
Henning Mankell © Ulla MontanHenning Mankell will be discussing his new book Kennedys hjärna (Kennedy's Brain) in Stockholm this Thursday. The event was announced by Mankell's official web site and in their Swedish newsletter:
  Henning Mankell samtalar med sin förläggare om sin senaste roman Kennedys hjärna - en infernaliskt spännande och närmast klaustrofobisk roman.

Torsdag 22 september kl 18.00, ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm. Entré 50 kr.

 

You can also read an interview with Mankell by Marika Bratt about Kennedys hjärna, entitled Fragments of Truth, which has been translated into English.

  It is a complicated story that has taken a lot of time and effort to write. And it has needed a lot of space.

I think there is a craving for long stories. Nowadays we live in a Beef Stroganoff world where everything has to be sliced and shredded. But you can't describe reality in forty seconds.

He relies on his readers' patience. The plot is assembled piece by piece like a jigsaw puzzle, and grows nastier and more claustrophobic by the page. It is impossible to say what is true and what is false until the final piece is in place.

 

Continue reading the full interview here.