Julia Ormonde looking at an almost full moon in Kerry. Photograph: Michael Sheehan

In the 2010 novel Italian Shoes, by Swedish writer Henning Mankell, the character Louise moves from the city and lives deep in the northern forests(...)

Sky’s remake of The Bridge sees Stephen Dillane investigate across borders

The latest series from Sky’s beefed-up drama department tests whether any TV remake can hope to capture that grey-sky bleakness that makes Scandi crim(...)

‘A writer, not a crime writer’: Henning Mankell, author of the Kurt Wallander novels. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Henning Mankell is pondering the recent Stockholm riots and getting just about as animated as his laid-back demeanour allows. “I was very astonished t(...)