In Search of Memory (Special event, London UK)

Date Published: 19th March 2023

On Memory – very special event at King’s Place, London on 27 May The celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith asks, ‘how do memories make us who we are?’ The answer comes in music – by Harry Whalley – and poetry and scientific exploration informed by neurologist Professor Adam Zeman. Joined by the acclaimed Gildas String Quartet and Soprano Sarah Dacey each movement explores a different […]

Online Event – A Pre-Christmas Treat!

Date: 14 December 2022
Venue: Online https://www.fane.co.uk/mccall-smith
Time: 6.30pm UK TIME

Book your place now for an online event to lift the spirits pre-Christmas. This is recorded in the UK but available around the world. Alexander McCall Smith will be live in an online event with Fane Productions. Book your ticket now for 14 December, 6.30pm UK time, then available for two weeks to give access […]

Counting Down to the Big Book Weekend, online

Date Published: 7th May 2020

Some of the UK Literary festivals have combined their strengths during this lockdown period and produced the Big Book Weekend, a long weekend of book events online. Alexander appears tomorrow, Friday 8 May at 11.00am UK time but the event will be recorded and available on their site after the event. Join us for some […]

Musical Memories with Alexander McCall Smith & Sally Magnusson feat. the Really Terrible Orchestra (Glasgow, UK)

Date: 1 June 2019
Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Time: 7.45pm

A fabulous evening of entertainment, laughter and chat with Alexander McCall Smith and Sally Magnusson with The Really Terrible Orchestra.

EIBF- For the Love of Scotland (UK)

Date: 16 August 2018
Venue: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
Time: 6.45pm

His books have become bestsellers around the globe, but Alexander McCall Smith remains resolutely proud of, and fascinated by, his Scottish home. Today he talks with Jamie Jauncey about how his love of Scotland has influenced his writing and infused his international novels, including the world-renowned The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Tickets can be purchased on the […]

A Times evening with Alexander McCall Smith – UK Event

Date: 29 May 2018
Venue: London Bridge, London
Time: Time tbc

Times+ Event Join us on 29 May 2018 for an evening with author of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith. Hear him discuss his multi-award-winning career and his latest stand alone novel, The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of publication of The No. Ladies’ Detective Agency. This event will take place in the event […]

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 […]

The Good Cheer Club – Alexander McCall Smith, UK Event

Date: 28 May 2018
Venue: Charleston Festival
Time: 7.30pm

The Good Cheer Club with Alexander McCall Smith. Alexander McCall Smith is one of our most versatile men of letters. He simultaneously maintains four series of novels for adults and two for children, plus many one-off titles and a roster of academic books relating to his role as Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh University. But first among […]

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 […]

An Audience with Alexander McCall Smith at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – Event change. 8.00pm 3 March

Date: 3 March 2018
Venue: Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Time: 8pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT will now take place at 8.00pm on Saturday 3rd March. This change is due to heavy snowfalls in Edinburgh which have delayed Alexander’s departure. Sadly, much of the UK has ground to a halt over the last few days as sub-zero temperatures and blizzards have hit the country. Alexander sends his […]

Secrets of a Storyteller: Masterclass with Alexander McCall Smith

Date: 3 March 2018
Venue: Al Waha, InterContinental
Time: 6pm

  Alexander McCall Smith, author of more than 100 books including the beloved The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, brings a masterclass in creative writing to Emirates Festival of Literature. In this intimate creative writing masterclass, discover the writing process of this prolific author, his influences and the secrets he has learned over the years about captivating […]