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Alexander McCall Smith in conversation


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Join one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors, Alexander McCall Smith, for one night only in Melbourne. 


The author of over one hundred books, Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and beloved writers. His work – which includes the Corduroy Mansions series, the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world’s longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street – has been translated into over forty-six languages, becoming bestsellers throughout the world. His highly successful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has sold over 25 million copies alone.

Now, to mark the release of not one but three books in the past year, McCall Smith returns to Australia to reflect on his expansive career over four decades. For one night only in Melbourne with host Melissa Cranenburgh, he will traverse his extensive body of work, from children’s books to best-selling detective novels, and share stories from his varied life in literature.

Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture

This event is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.


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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. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world’s longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His boo... Read more

Melissa Cranenburgh

Melissa Cranenburgh is a writer, broadcaster, editor and educator. She spent more than a decade in senior editing roles, including associate editor and acting editor of the Big Issue, and co-editor of the magazine’s annual fiction edition. She now teaches in RMIT’s Professional Writin... Read more


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