The Marlborough Literature Festival will run from 29 September to 1 October 2017.
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Alexander McCall Smith
October 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm£10.00
Alexander McCall Smith is best known for his No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the latest of which is The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine. These charming and life- affirming tales set in Botswana feature many much-loved characters including, of course, Mma Precious Ramotswe, the principal detective. They have been translated into fifty languages and sell many millions worldwide.
However, he writes many other popular series and is highly prolific, having published a total of 46 novels, a volume of short stories, 27 children’s books and many academic texts. At Marlborough LitFest he will be talking about his writing and his latest books including The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine, the next book in the Scotland Street Series, The Revolving Door of Life. He’ll also be launching his new children’s series, School Ship Tobermory.
Alexander, Sandy to his friends, was born in Bulawayo and educated in Edinburgh where he studied law. He taught at Queen’s University, Belfast and was awarded a CBE in 2006.
He lives in Edinburgh, close to both JK Rowling and Ian Rankin, and is a keen musician – both an amateur bassoonist and co-founder of the Really Terrible Orchestra.