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 […]
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 […]
The Strand Magazine prints previously unpublished works by literary masters such as John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Heller, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, and H.G.Wells as well as new works of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 […]
Venue: Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
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 […]
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 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.