StudioTulsa
3:42 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

Notes on Prose, Politics, Plays, and Philosophical Detective Stories: A Chat with Henning Mankell

Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this installment of our show, we speak by phone with the internationally bestselling Swedish author and playwright Henning Mankell, who's probably best known in the U.S. for his series of Kurt Wallander mystery novels. Tonight --- Thursday the 7th --- on the TU campus, as part of the University of Tulsa's Presidential Lecture Series (sponsored by The Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair), Mankell will participate in an on-stage conversation with the likewise-bestselling author Michael Ondaatje. This event begins at 7:30pm; it happens in the Great Hall of the Allen Chapman Activity Center. It's free and open to the public. Mankell's novels have been translated into 40 languages and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. He has received the German Tolerance Prize and the U.K.'s Golden Dagger Award --- and he's been nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize three times. "The Troubled Man," Mankell's last novel about Kurt Wallander, has just recently been published to widespread if not universal acclaim. (You can learn more about his appearance at TU at this web page --- http://www.utulsa.edu/about-TU/news-events-publications/UniversityEvents/2011/April/Mankell-Ondaatje-Presidential-Lecture.aspx.)