News & Events

News

Alexander McCall Smith on the Penguin Podcast

Date Published: 22nd July 2021

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency author can turn out five novels a year – but there’s one piece of kit he needs, he tells the Penguin Podcast. Few authors are as prolific as Alexander McCall Smith. The creator of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, he has written dozens of novels across eight series, along with children’s […]

Alexander McCall Smith poems to inspire new musical tributes to Edinburgh’s seven hills

Date Published: 12th July 2021

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith is joining forces with St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh to spearhead a major two-year music, literary and education project inspired by the city’s seven hills. Seven young composers will be creating new musical works inspired by words McCall Smith has penned in tribute to the much-loved landmarks and beauty […]

Alexander McCall Smith Receives Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award

Date Published: 21st June 2021

The Strand Magazine prints previously unpublished works by literary masters such as John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Heller, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, and H.G.Wells as well as new works of fiction by today’s bestselling authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Connelly, Joseph Finder and Jeffery Deaver. This year’s Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards go to […]

Events

Alexander McCall Smith at Toppings & Co., Edinburgh (UK)

Date: 2 December 2021
Venue: Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
Time: 8.00pm

We are delighted that Alexander McCall Smith joins us later this year for an evening celebrating his writing. This autumn brings three new books from Alexander, one of Edinburgh’s best loved writers and a great friend of the bookshop. They are: standalone novel The Pavilion in the Clouds, the latest No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency story The […]

Alexander McCall Smith at Toppings & Co, St Andrews (UK)

Date: 7 December 2021
Venue: Hope Park and Martyrs Church , KY16 9UY
Time: 8.00pm

We are delighted that Alexander McCall Smith joins us later this year for an evening celebrating his wonderful writing career. This Autumn brings three new books from Alexander, one of Topping & Company’s best loved writers. They are: standalone novel The Pavilion in the Clouds which is set in St Andrews, the latest No. 1 Ladies’ Detective […]

Writers Bloc Los Angeles to host Alexander McCall Smith (virtual event) (US)

Date: 15 December 2021
Venue: Virtual, https://writersblocpresents.com/main/
Time: 7.00pm GMT

Writers Bloc Los Angeles to host Alexander McCall Smith for the first time! In conversation with American author Joseph Kanon, Alexander McCall Smith will discuss travel, friendship, sailing, the new mysteries and problems of the heart facing Mma Ramotswe in The Joy and Light Bus Company, and much more.