The dogs of Riga [text (large print)] : a Kurt Walander mystery / by Henning Mankell ; translated by Laurie Thompson

Main Author: Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015.
Published: Sydney, N.S.W. : ReadHowYouWant, [2009].
Edition: Large print ed.
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Item Description: "16 EasyRead large" --T.p.
Originally published as: Hundarna i Riga.
Physical Description: 466 p.
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458731821 (pbk.)
Author Notes: Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm, Sweden on February 3, 1948. He left secondary school at the age of 16 and worked as a merchant seaman. While working as a stagehand, he wrote his first play, The Amusement Park. His first novel, The Stone Blaster, was released in 1973. His other works included The Prison Colony that Disappeared, Daisy Sisters, The Eye of the Leopard, The Man from Beijing, Secrets in the Fire, The Chronicler of the Wind, Depths, and I Die, But My Memory Lives On. He also wrote the Kurt Wallander series, which have been adapted for film and television, and the Joel Gustafson Stories series. A Bridge to the Stars won the Rabén and Sjögren award for best children's book of the year.

He was committed to the fight against AIDS. He helped build a village for orphaned children and devoted much of his spare time to his "memory books" project, where parents dying from AIDS are encouraged to record their life stories in words and pictures. He was also among the activists who were attacked and arrested by Israeli forces as they tried to sail to the Gaza strip with humanitarian supplies in June 2010. He died from cancer on October 5, 2015 at the age of 67.

(Bowker Author Biography)