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Alexander McCall Smith at Oxford Literary Festival (UK)

Date: 26 March 2017
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Literary Festival
Time: 4.00pm

One of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors Alexander McCall Smith talks about his life and work. McCall Smith worked for many years as a professor of medical law before turning his hand to writing. Publication of his The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series turned him into a household name and allowed him […]

Emerging Composers and the Really Terrible Orchestra, Edinburgh (UK)

Date: 1 April 2017
Venue: St Stephen's Church, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
Time: 4.00pm

The Really Terrible Orchestra presents The Emerging Composers Competition Concert. Five new composers—five original compositions under the distinguished baton of Sir Richard Neville-Towle. This concert will also feature an interval conversation between Alexander McCall Smith and broadcaster and fellow Edinburgh-based author, James Naughtie. Tickets are now available. Email: theterriblechairman@thereallyterribleorchestra.com Alexander McCall Smith and his wife Elizabeth were the […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Colonsay Book Festival (UK)

Date: 30 April 2017
Venue: Village Hall, Colonsay
Time: 4.30pm

This one-man publishing phenomenon helped to launch the first-ever Colonsay Book Festival in 2012, and he now makes a welcome return to talk about Mma Ramotswe, Bertie, philosophy, dinner parties, bulldozers and who knows what else? http://www.colonsaybookfestival.org.uk/festival/

A Long Island Literary Evening with Alexander McCall Smith in Huntington, New York (US)

Date: 10 May 2017
Venue: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
Time: 7.00pm

Alexander McCall Smith will be on Long Island for a visit to Book Revue where he will discuss and read from his new book, My Italian Bulldozer. Tickets now available. Don’t miss out on an evening of good cheer, laughter and conversation.

Alexander McCall Smith Returns to Mobile, Alabama (US)

Date: 11 May 2017
Venue: Page and Palette, 32 S Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532
Time: 6.00pm

Mobile is referred to in more than one Alexander McCall Smith novel and he returns this spring for a visit to his beloved Page & Palette to discuss his new book, ‘My Italian Bulldozer’. Alexander has said of Alabama: “A very pretty part of the world, I thought. And I love Mobile, with its oak […]

A Visit with Alexander McCall Smith in Austin, TX (US)

Date: 13 May 2017
Venue: Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Time: 6.00pm

A visit from Alexander McCall Smith to Austin. He will discuss his new novel, MY ITALIAN BULLDOZER and much more. Tickets now available.  

Alexander McCall Smith in the Chicago suburb of Naperville (US)

Date: 15 May 2017
Venue: Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
Time: 7.00pm

Alexander McCall Smith visits the lovely Anderson’s Bookshop in the Chicago suburb of Naperville to meet old friends and new and talk about ‘My Italian Bulldozer’, his new novel. An hour in this author’s company is an hour of sheer delight – don’t miss it! Tickets now available.