Podcast: One of the world’s most famous writers Alexander McCall Smith

Podcast: One of the world’s most famous writers Alexander McCall Smith

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Alexander McCall Smith is a prolific author of fiction, with several series to his credit. For many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the UK and abroad before turning his hand to writing fiction. He has gained the most fame for his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, featuring beloved protagonist Mma Precious Ramotswe. The first novel was published in 1998, and today McCall Smith has sold over 40 million copies of his books worldwide.

Podcast Guest: Alexander McCall Smith

“To say McCall Smith is a literary phenomenon doesn’t quite describe what has happened. He has become more of a movement, a worldwide club for the dissemination of gentle wisdom and good cheer.” (The Telegraph, 2009)

Duration: 37 mins

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                      Publisher details

                      The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
                      Author
                      Alexander McCall Smith
                      Publisher
                      Hachette
                      Genre
                      Fiction
                      Released
                      01 January, 2013

                      Synopsis

                      If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective.Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger... Delightfully different, The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.
                      Alexander McCall Smith
                      About the author

                      Alexander McCall Smith

                      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. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty languages and become bestsellers through the world.The series include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Sunday Philosophy Club series starring Isabel Dalhousie, the von Igelfeld series, and the new Corduroy Mansions novels.Alexander is also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America.Alexander McCall Smith lives in Edinburgh. He is married to a doctor and has two daughters.

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