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The Saltire Lifetime Achievement Award

Date Published: 9th December 2022

Tonight, 8 December 2022, Alexander was presented in absentia with the Saltire Society’s Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. The award ceremony took place at the Traverse Theatre in the centre of the city of Edinburgh as part of Scotland’s National Book Awards. The event was attended by the great and […]

Ahoy There! Alexander is on the High Seas

Date Published: 5th December 2022

Where is Alexander this week? On the high seas between New York City and Southampton in England on the stunning Cunard ship, ‘Queen Mary 2’. He is crossing the ocean as part of The Times/Cheltenham Festival on the Waves. He reports that all is going well on the voyage and he is delighted to spend […]

To Sweden and Back Again with Alexander McCall Smith

Date Published: 24th November 2022

A visit to Sweden Alexander has just returned from a visit to Sweden. A series of poems he wrote on the subject of trees has been used by a group of young composers as the basis for various compositions. The composers were all senior students of the Lilla Academien, Sweden’s most distinguished school for musically […]