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Henning Mankell to Chronicle Cancer in Newspaper Column

mankellSwedish author Henning Mankell, the creative force behind the Wallander series of detective novels that have been adapted into TV shows in Swedish and English, has revealed that he has cancer.

The author broke the news in a column in Sweden’s Göteborgs-Posten newspaper. Mankell, a regular columnist for the paper, plans to document his experience through a weekly column in the newspaper. Here is an excerpt:

At a very early stage I decided to try to write about this.

I have decided to write just as it is.

But I will do it from the perspective of life, not death.

I will do it now and then in the Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

I begin now.

I have begun now.

(Via The Guardian).


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Gothenburg Book Fair Dispatch

CarinaBrydling.jpgThis GalleyCat editor couldn’t attend the 25th Annual Gothenburg (Göteborg) Book Fair, but author and GalleyCat correspondent Scott Andrew Selby will file dispatches from the four-day book fair with 2,100 speakers and nearly 900 exhibitors in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Today Selby writes: “Chief/Author Carina Brydling (pictured) was handing out small crackers from an old fashioned basket, she’d made them herself from her cookbook, ‘The Food I Love.’ The recipe was sweet knäckebröd with goat cheese. She mentioned that the book even has a recipe for bear, and explained that ‘it tastes just like moose.’

“Legendary Swedish mystery writer Henning Mankell (he’s sold over 30 million copies) spoke about his upcoming book ‘Like an Invisible Stone in my Heart’ with his co-author Neo Chitombo. Their book is about discrimination, stigmatization and HIV. Mankell told the audience that ‘the stigma itself can lead to death long before the disease does.’”

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