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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The Strand Magazine prints previously unpublished works by literary masters such as John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Heller, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, and H.G.Wells as well as new works of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 Pitlochry Winter Words (Pre-Recorded event), UK

Date: 18 February 2022
Venue: Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Time: 7.30pm

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Human Genetics Commission of the UK; a […]

Alexander McCall Smith In Session with Fiona Lindsay- Southampton, UK (In-person & Live Broadcast)

Date: 7 March 2022
Venue: Southampton MAST Mayflower Studios
Time: 7.30pm

One of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors, Alexander McCall Smith, joins Fiona Lindsay in session to discuss the new instalment in his much-loved Scotland Street series, Love in the Time of Bertie. Intertwining their live discussion with footage shot on location in Edinburgh, Alexander invites us into his home to his study where […]

Alexander McCall Smith In Session with Fiona Lindsay- York (UK)

Date: 14 March 2022
Venue: York Theatre Royal
Time: 7.30pm

One of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors, Alexander McCall Smith, joins Fiona Lindsay in session to discuss the new instalment in his much-loved Scotland Street series, Love in the Time of Bertie. Intertwining their live discussion with footage shot on location in Edinburgh, Alexander invites us into his home to his study where […]