Fun in the Sun in Australia

Date Published: 22nd March 2023

Alexander has had a grand time having fun in the sun in Australia, meeting readers and fellow writers at sold out events across the country. Huge thanks to the teams at Hachette and NewSouthBooks and to all the festival directors and journalists he met along the way. But of course the biggest thanks go to […]

The Ideal Book for Hostile Embassies?

Date Published: 13th March 2023

Alexander’s book, The Private Life of Spies, has been swooped on by the The Australian newspaper as a ‘recommended book for ASIO [Australian Security Intelligence Organisation] boss Mike Burgess… to give to hostile embassies’. A delightful review, written by Charles Wooley (a journalist who lives on a beach in Tasmania), points out that unexpected events […]

Alexander McCall Smith events in Australia

Date: 17 March 2023
Venue: Australia – Adelaide, Maleny, Brisbane, Sydney, Woolongong, Melbourne, Kyneton, and Castlemaine

This month, March 2023, Alexander McCall Smith returns to Australia for a packed 10 days of events and interviews. Join him if you can. He is always delighted to meet readers. Events are taking place in Adelaide, Maleny, Brisbane, Sydney, Woolongong, Melbourne, Kyneton, and Castlemaine. Thursday 9 March, 5.00pm: Adelaide Writers’ Week event, Pioneer Women’s Memorial […]

A most enjoyable trip ‘Down Under’

Date Published: 6th March 2023

Alexander McCall Smith is heading ‘down under’  to Australia this month (March 2023), one of his favourite countries in the world. While there he is looking forward to meeting readers at a series of events, talking about all of our favourite characters. Take the opportunity to catch up with the great writer’s lastest books and […]

Australian response to Alexander McCall Smith’s 2018 visit

Date Published: 15th March 2018

Australian response: Alexander would like to thank all of his readers who came out to meet him on his visit to Dubai for the Emirates Festival and his tour of Australia this month (March 2018), both of which he enjoyed very much indeed. He is very fond of the people of Australia and the land […]

Alexander McCall Smith visits Barossa Valley, Australia

Date: 7 March 2018
Venue: Chateau Tanunda Grand Ballroom, 9 Basedow Road, Tanunda
Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

Alexander will visit Chateau Tanunda in the Barossa Valley on his March visit to Australia. He will talk about his latest writing, the 20th anniversary of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and his love of music and travel in an  in-conversation event on 7 March. ‘Exciting news in Château Tanunda’s engagement with the Barossa community—with one of the world’s most […]

Alexander McCall Smith and a Wheeler Centre Discussion in Warrnambool, Australia

Date: 14 March 2018
Venue: The Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool
Time: 7.00pm

Join Alexander McCall Smith for a Wheeler Centre Discussion in Warrnambool. Alexander is visiting Australia in March 2018. He delights in meeting his readers and has written about his love for Australia and the Australian attitude to life. Come and hear him talk about his latest books and all of your favourite characters (plus some […]

Alexander McCall Smith for a Wheeler Centre Discussion, Melbourne

Date: 13 March 2018
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Time: 6.15pm

Join Alexander McCall Smith—one of the world’s most charming and prolific storytellers—for a Wheeler Centre discussion of creativity, comedy and collaboration. This event will take place in the  Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne. For more details view the Wheeler Centre website. ‘Alexander McCall Smith is a literary phenomenon; a force of nature and a seemingly limitless source of light […]

Lunchtime in Sydney with Alexander McCall Smith and Dymocks

Date: 12 March 2018
Venue: Sofitel Wentworth, 61 Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 12.30pm

A Dymocks literary luncheon with Alexander McCall Smith. Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world’s longest-running […]

Outspoken in Maleny – Alexander McCall Smith, Australia

Date: 10 March 2018
Venue: MALENY STATE SCHOOL, 16 Bunya Street, Maleny
Time: 4 for 4.30pm

Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and the Scotland Street novels will soon be on his way back to Maleny for an Outspoken conversation. OUTSPOKEN IS AN EXTENDED LITERARY FESTIVAL TAKING THE FORM OF OCCASIONAL CONVERSATIONS WITH WRITERS Outspoken is directed by Steven and Tyyni Lang. We are based in Maleny in south-east Queensland. This is our seventh […]

Byron Writers’ Festival welcomes Alexander McCall Smith

Date: 9 March 2018
Venue: Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Time: 6.00pm

Byron Writers’ Festival is delighted to invite you along to a special evening with the creator of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and author of over 100 books, Alexander McCall Smith. Hear first-hand about the people, places and events that have inspired one of the world’s most prolific and most popular writers. Alexander McCall Smith will appear […]

Alexander at Adelaide: Alexander McCall Smith returns to Adelaide Writers’ Week, Australia

Date: 8 March 2018
Venue: Pioneer Woman's Memorial Gardens, Adelaide
Time: 5pm

Alexander at Adelaide: Alexander McCall Smith is thrilled to return to Adelaide Writers’ Week in 2018. Join one of Australia’s favourite writers as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of first publication of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. With his customary wit and warm words, Alexander will charm readers and those new to his books with his infectious laugh as he offers […]