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Henning Mankell to speak in London, Saturday 1 April
Posted 2006-03-23
Henning Mankell

London's South Bank Centre and Random House are hosting a talk by writer Henning Mankell to support the release of Chronicler of the Winds. The event will feature Mankell reading from his book followed by a discussion with fellow author Sara Wheeler.

The Mankellholics page at the Random House web site has this to say about the event:

  In a rare UK appearance on Saturday 1 April, London's South Bank Centre is delighted to welcome to the Purcell Room one of Sweden's greatest exports: internationally acclaimed best-selling novelist Henning Mankell.

World-renowned for his prize-winning Inspector Wallander detective mysteries, Henning Mankell's latest book presents a departure from the world of crime fiction with an extraordinary fable set in Africa, a continent he has made his second home. 'Chronicler of the Winds' is an expertly crafted tale which tells the tragic story of Nelio, a street urchin known for living by his wits. A bestseller in Europe, 'Chronicler of the Winds' is Mankell's first non-crime novel to be published in English.


The talk is scheduled to begin at 7:45 in the Purcell Room of the South Bank Centre. Tickets are being sold for £8.50 and can be purchased at the Royal Festival Hall web site.

For more information, visit these sites:

If you're lucky enough to attend, please take a few pictures and send them my way.