News & Events

News

Scotland Street returns to the airwaves and the printed page (UK)

Date Published: 17th February 2017

A new series of  ’44 Scotland Street’ will appear in The Scotsman newspaper in Scotland from Friday 24 February, 2017. As soon as we hear that it is hitting the pages of that popular newspaper we know it won’t be long until we have a new treat to enjoy in book form and all our favourite characters […]

Major Award Announced for Alexander McCall Smith

Date Published: 3rd February 2017

Alexander McCall Smith is set to receive a major award. The President, The Board of Governors, and The Literary Arts Committee of  The National Arts Club have announced that they will present The Medal of Honor for Achievement in Literature to Alexander McCall Smith. The Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 […]

A Short Story for February

Date Published: 1st February 2017

A short story by Alexander to cheer up February days is now available on this site. Put on the kettle and follow this link to read it now.

Events

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/