Alexander McCall Smith

books5Saturday, 24 May 2014

Presented in association with the Auckland Writers Festival

Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors, will be your companion at this intimate author event to be presented at Huka Lodge.

Born in Rhodesia, his career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty languages and become bestsellers through the world.

The series include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Sunday Philosophy Club series starring Isabel Dalhousie, the von Igelfeld series, and the new Corduroy Mansions novels.

Alexander McCall Smith is also the author of collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America.

Join Alexander McCall Smith for pre-dinner drinks and canap├ęs, followed by a stunning five-course dinner created by Executive Chef, Paul Froggatt and learn more about this engaging author – creator of books which are always eagerly anticipated for their humour, charming storytelling, and eccentric and utterly loveable characters.

Presented with our compliments, at no additional cost beyond the normal tariff.