Best known for his bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith is also the author of four other ongoing fiction series: Sunday Philosophy Club, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, 44 Scotland Street, and Corduroy Mansions. He has also written children's books, short stories, books on criminal law, and a textbook on law and medicine. His books have been published in forty-five languages. McCall Smith was born to Scottish parents in 1948 in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He studied law at the University of Edinburgh and returned to Africa to help establish the law school at the University of Botswana. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Alexander McCall Smith
Official site with a newsletter, biography, bibliography, tour schedule, audio and video, photo albums, reading guides, Botswana trip diary, and forum.
British Council Literature: Alexander McCall Smith
Profile, bibliography, awards, and critical perspective.
Edinburgh Law School: Professor Alexander McCall Smith
Profile and selected publications.
McCall Smith comes to Scotsman.com
Podcasts of the author reading chapters from his books.
Scottish Book Trust: The Lives of the Scottish Saints
Full text of McCall Smith's short story.
Wikipedia: Alexander McCall Smith
Biography, bibliography, and links to articles on many of his books.
Writing Out Loud: Alexander McCall Smith
Video of an interview with the author.
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