Alexander McCall Smith
The 20th anniversary of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
One of Britain's favourite authors muses on 20 years of his most popular creations.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors. He has written and contributed to more than 100 books including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children’s books. His first book, The White Hippo—a children’s book – was published by Hamish Hamilton in 1980. But it wasn’t until the publication of the highly successful The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series that Alexander became a household name. The series has now sold over twenty million copies in the English language alone.