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Alexander McCall Smith to Headline Cunard’s Literature Festival at Sea 

Date Published: 23rd January 2020

Cunard’s Literature Festival at Sea is a seven-night Transatlantic Crossing, which departs out of Southampton on December 1 and arrives in New York on December 8, 2020. The event, curated by the programming team at Cheltenham Literature Festival, will bring together some of the most renowned names in the literary world. The voyage will be headlined […]

A Christmas Eve Poem from Alexander McCall Smith

Date Published: 24th December 2019

This Christmas Eve, whether you are spending it surrounded by family and friends, or quietly reflecting on Christmases past…   Take a moment- Turn on the sound. Sit back. And enjoy.   Merry Christmas, from Alexander McCall Smith to you.

Out on Safari with Alexander McCall Smith

Date Published: 18th December 2019

Join Alexander McCall Smith on a magical journey into the heart of his beloved Botswana — a Belmond Safari. Belmond have once again asked Alexander to lead a luxury safari in Botswana — and he was thrilled to say yes! During the six-night safari in September 2020, he will share his memories and personal experiences of […]


A Celebration of A Writing Life and Honorary Fellowship at Oxford Literary Festival

Date: 3 April 2020
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
Time: 4.00pm

One of the world’s most prolific novelists Alexander McCall Smith talks about a writing life that has seen him publish more than 80 books. After this event, he will receive the honorary fellowship of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. McCall Smith became a household name with the publication of his series The No 1 […]