…and I get to interview him
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors, loved worldwide for his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, featuring the no-nonsense Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s leading (and only) female detective, as well as the Sunday Philosophy Club, Scotland Street and Corduroy Mansion series. His books have been translated into over 40 languages; the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series alone has sold over 20 million copies, and been made into an HBO TV show.
We’ll also be talking about his latest novel, a standalone called The Forever Girl.
I’ve been watching interviews with Alexander on YouTube in preparation and he comes across as entertaining, erudite and very witty. You are in for a treat if you can make it to the event on Thursday 13 March, 6.30-7.30PM at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne. Click here for information and tickets.
If you can’t make it to the event, feel free to suggest questions for Alexander McCall Smith as a comment on this post. Best question (as judged by me on purely subjective grounds) wins a hardcopy edition of The Mystery of the Missing Lion.