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    Crime writer behind hit novels and TV series says he will write about fighting disease, which may be in advanced stages

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    Henning Mankell has said he will document his battle against cancer in a newspaper column.

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Me gusta leer, pero en los últimos veinte años, me fue difícil encontrar a alguien interesante para seguir, pero, Henning Mankell fue una luz brillante, y aún lo es. Así que mi querido Henning, voy a estar orando mucho para desearte lo mejor para tu lucha contra el cáncer, necesitamos buenos escritores, y especialmente buenos seres humanos, y tu estás en lo más alto en los dos campos. Un gran abrazo desde el barrio de Flores, Federico

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