Sweden’s bestselling crime novelist, Henning Mankell died on Monday morning at the age of 67, Mankell’s publishing house Leopard announced on Monday.
Leopard, founded in 2001 with
Dan Israel, explained that the author died of cancer in Goteborg in southern Sweden.
In January 2014 Mankell revealed to a local newspaper that he had been diagnosed with terminal neck and lung cancer.
Mankell described the period after he was diagnosed as a “10-day-long descent into hell,” and highlighted his suffering in his articles as well as his last work “Quicksand” in which he revealed his ideas about death, fear, hope, life and beliefs.
The Swedish author was born in February 1948 and had his first novel published in 1973 under the title “Bergsprangaren”.
Ten years later, Mankell produced a series of successful novels starring detective Kurt Wallander.
Mankell’s works sold more than 40 million copies and was translated into 40 different languages