Alexander McCall SmithFiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080509, 20071221
Born and raised in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) by his British parents, Smith now lives in Scotland, but returns to Africa in his world-wide bestselling fiction series about “The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency.” He discusses the appeal of his main female characters, and reads from the series’ seventh and eighth books, Blue Shoes and Happiness and The Good Husband of Zebra Drive. He talks about his writing process and one of his other series, “The Sunday Philosophy Club,” set in Edinburgh.
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