Alexander McCall Smith is a literary phenomenon; a force of nature and a seemingly limitless source of light and laughs for readers across the world.
The Edinburgh-based author of more than 60 novels for adults and 50 novels for children is read in 46 different languages. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of his most famous series, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. It’s a series that has sold more than 25 million copies in English alone. McCall’s novels – whether comic family dramas set in Edinburgh’s New Town or cosy mysteries in Gaborone, Botswana – are warm, witty, wise and completely irresistible.
In March, McCall Smith is coming to Australia with new books from the Scotland Street series (A Time of Love and Tartan), the School Ship Tobermory children’s series (The Race to Kangaroo Cliff) and a new stand-alone novel, The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse.
Join one of the world’s most charming and prolific storytellers for a discussion of creativity, comedy and collaboration.
Warrnambool Books will be our bookseller at this event.
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world's longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street.
His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.
Chris Flynn is the author of The Glass Kingdom and A Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His latest novel is Mammoth, released in March 2020. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Age, the Australian, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, the Saturday Paper, Smith Journal, the Big Issue, Monster Children, McSweeney’s and many other publications. He has conducted interviews for the Paris Review and is a regular presenter at literary festivals across Australia. Chris lives on Phillip Island, next to a penguin sanctuary.