Swedish author Mankell on Gaza ship, cancels German sales tour
Henning Mankell, the best-selling Swedish author who was one of the protestors in the failed seaborne bid to break the Gaza blockade, has cancelled a book promotion tour to southern Germany, his German publisher said in Munich Monday.
A Monday evening visit to Zurich, Switzerland and a Tuesday reading for book lovers in Konstanz, Germany were called off, DPA reported.
The Paul Zsolnay publishing house in Munich said it had no details on Mankell's well-being or where exactly he was Monday morning.
The Free Gaza organization said Mankell had been on board the passenger vessel Marmara when the Israeli military stormed it.
The publisher said whether Mankell kept up with the remainder of his schedule in Berlin, Dusseldorf and Braunschweig on June 3-5 depended on developments. Mankell is author of the Wallander series of crime novels and has a huge following in Germany.