A Short September Tour

Date Published: 25th September 2023

As the weather starts to change the road beckons and so Alexander McCall Smith travelled from his Edinburgh home to the south and south west of England for a short September tour to meet readers. Where did we go? Alexander – and his publicist Jan Rutherford – started out in the early hours of Thursday […]

Alexander McCall Smith celebrates – 75 years young

Date Published: 24th August 2023

Congratulations to Alexander McCall Smith who turns a very youthful 75 today. We wish him a wonderful day visiting Cafe Canna, a fabulous restaurant on the remote Hebridean island of Canna. May the sun shine on you Sandy. Alexander has had an incredibly busy week in the run up to this, his 75 th birthday. […]

Fun in the Sun in Australia

Date Published: 22nd March 2023

Alexander has had a grand time having fun in the sun in Australia, meeting readers and fellow writers at sold out events across the country. Huge thanks to the teams at Hachette and NewSouthBooks and to all the festival directors and journalists he met along the way. But of course the biggest thanks go to […]

Alexander McCall Smith events in Australia

Date: 17 March 2023
Venue: Australia – Adelaide, Maleny, Brisbane, Sydney, Woolongong, Melbourne, Kyneton, and Castlemaine

This month, March 2023, Alexander McCall Smith returns to Australia for a packed 10 days of events and interviews. Join him if you can. He is always delighted to meet readers. Events are taking place in Adelaide, Maleny, Brisbane, Sydney, Woolongong, Melbourne, Kyneton, and Castlemaine. Thursday 9 March, 5.00pm: Adelaide Writers’ Week event, Pioneer Women’s Memorial […]

A most enjoyable trip ‘Down Under’

Date Published: 6th March 2023

Alexander McCall Smith is heading ‘down under’  to Australia this month (March 2023), one of his favourite countries in the world. While there he is looking forward to meeting readers at a series of events, talking about all of our favourite characters. Take the opportunity to catch up with the great writer’s lastest books and […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Yeovil Literary Festival (UK)

Date: 10 October 2022
Venue: Westlands Main Hall, Yeovil, Westbourne Cl, Yeovil BA20 2DD
Time: 2:00pm

Date: 10 October 2022 Venue: Westlands Main Hall, Yeovil, Westbourne Cl, Yeovil BA20 2DD Time: 2:00pm THIS IS A YEOVIL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2022 EVENT WESTLANDS ENTERTAINMENT VENUE | Ballroom Alexander McCall Smith (or Sandy as he is often known) is a true legend in the literary word. He has written and contributed to over a hundred […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Blackwells, Oxford: 20 Years of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – UK Event

Date: 30 May 2018
Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, Westgate, Oxford
Time: 7.00pm

Blackwells Bookshop at Westgate is delighted to welcome Alexander McCall Smith to Oxford for an evening celebrating 20 years of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. This year, 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of first publication of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. The book has fans throughout the world and has never been out of print. Alexander […]

Alexander McCall Smith talks to SJ Parris at Hay Festival – UK event

Date: 1 June 2018
Venue: Tata Tent, Hay Festival, Hay on Wye
Time: 1.00pm

Join Alexander McCall Smith at Hay Festival. The prolific Edinburgh novelist discusses the joys and travails of writing fiction—plotting, voice, tone and humour—with his fellow crime-writer SJ Parris. His books, in numerous series including No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Isabel Dalhousie and 44 Scotland Street, have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, in 46 languages. Hay Festival: Imagine the World runs […]

Alexander McCall Smith at the Boswell Book Festival – UK Event

Date: 5 May 2018
Venue: Dumfries House, Ayrshire, KA18 2NJ
Time: 12.00pm

One of the world’s most popular authors, Alexander McCall Smith, will visit Boswell book festival on 5 May 2018 to talk with broadcaster, Sheena McDonald, about his life and work including the 20th anniversary (this year) of publication of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. To book your tickets, contact the Box Office Hotline on 01563 554 900 (Palace Theatre Kilmarnock, […]

Rossiter Books, Monmouth (UK)

Date: 5 October 2017
Venue: Savoy Theatre, Monmouth
Time: 7.00pm

Join one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors as he discusses his latest books: the eagerly anticipated new Isabel Dalhousie novel, A Distant View of Everything; Who Built Scotland  – a new history of Scotland told through its places; and of course, no event would be complete without finding out what is new with Precious […]

Alexander McCall Smith in Bedford (UK)

Date: 4 October 2017
Venue: Bedford Modern School
Time: 19.00

Join Alexander McCall Smith at Bedford Modern School, organised by the Bedford Writing Competition. An evening of warmth and laughter is planned with the much-loved author and global bestseller Alexander McCall Smith, creator of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and the 44 Scotland Street series of books. The evening will comprise: Prosecco and canapés reception at 6.30 p.m […]

Village Books & Alleyn’s School, Dulwich (UK)

Date: 3 October 2017
Venue: Alleyns School, Dulwich
Time: 19.30

AN EVENING WITH ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH Village Books in Dulwich Village and Alleyn’s School are incredibly excited to host Alexander McCall Smith for a talk on writing his wonderfully popular books and what makes him write. An evening with Alexander McCall Smith is an evening of sheer delight. Join the worldwide best-selling author as he […]