News & Events

News

Celebrate with us! The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – 20 years of humanity, kindness, humour, forgiveness and sheer joy

Date Published: 2nd April 2018

A very good reason to celebrate: 2018 is the twentieth anniversary of publication of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith—20 years of delightfully different books, page-after-page of humanity, kindness, humour and forgiveness, and in short, sheer joy. The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series started life as a short story written for friends but took hold […]

Australian response to Alexander McCall Smith’s 2018 visit

Date Published: 15th March 2018

Australian response: Alexander would like to thank all of his readers who came out to meet him on his visit to Dubai for the Emirates Festival and his tour of Australia this month (March 2018), both of which he enjoyed very much indeed. He is very fond of the people of Australia and the land […]

A Poem going down rather well in Australia

Date Published: 11th March 2018

Readers attending Alexander’s events in Dubai and Australia have been taken with a poem he read, The Language of Pilots. This poem is now included in Emirates Literature Festival 10th Anniversary book, For the Love of Words but we are pleased to reproduce it here too. The language of pilots By Alexander McCall Smith   They speak with […]

Events

Launch for The Department of Sensitive Crimes, Oxford (UK)

Date: 21 March 2019
Venue: Blackwell's, 51 Broad Street, Oxford
Time: 7.00pm

Blackwell’s are delighted to have Alexander McCall Smith joining us to talk about his latest book The Department of Sensitive Crimes, the first Detective Varg novel. The detectives who work in Malmo Police’s Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his cases above even his dog’s mental health. […]