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Alex contains articles about 5787 authors. 936 of these are translated into English. has been a main database resource in Swedish schools and libraries for 20 years.




Alex Dictionary of Authors

The Alex Dictionary of Authors contains information about fiction authors from around the world

The dictionary contains all kinds of fiction authors, including classical writers, Nobel Prize winners, contemporary popular writers, children's book writers etc.


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Mankell, Henning
1948 - 2015

Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm and grew up in Sveg and Borås with his father and older sister. His parents divorced when he was one year old. Mankell’s father was a district judge and his mother a librarian. Mankell attended upper-secondary school without graduating. He was interested in dr...

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