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Crime writer of 'Wallander' series reveals cancer

Published on Jan 29, 2014 6:17 PM
 
A photo taken on June 3, 2010, in Berlin shows Swedish author Henning Mankell during a press conference. The Swedish crime writer behind the Wallander series made into a high-rating British TV series revealed on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, he had cancer, and intended to write about it in a local newspaper. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The Swedish crime writer behind the "Wallander" series made into a high-rating British TV series revealed on Wednesday he had cancer, and intended to write about it in a local newspaper.

"My anxiety is very profound, although by and large I can keep it under control," Henning Mankell, 65, said on his website.

Mankell's collection of novels featuring police inspector Kurt Wallander and set in southern Sweden brought the author international fame after it was made into a BBC television series starring Kenneth Branagh.

The series started screening in 2008. The fourth and final season is to be filmed this year.

 
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