“In a global world, a detective story can take place almost literally anywhere” : in Homage to Henning Mankell (1948 – 2015)


Mankell1Henning Mankell died today. A celebrated playwright and author, journalist and activist, he had been for the past 25 years one of the most influential  authors of crime fiction worldwide. Slavoj Zizek, in an often quoted article read his Inspector Wallander police procedurals as “the exemplary case of the fate of the detective novel in our era of global capitalism”.

Mankell(click to enlarge) 

Here is an excerpt from Zizek’s article (http://www.lacan.com/zizekmankell.htm): Continue reading