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