Alexander McCall Smith

Interviews With Famous Authors – 17 Questions Answered

Amanda Patterson, the founder of Writers Write, began a series called 17 Questions for guest speakers in 2004. These are the questions authors answered: Who is your favourite hero of fiction? What is your most treasured possession? Which living person do you most dislike? What…

Literary Birthday – 24 August – Alexander McCall Smith

Happy Birthday, Alexander McCall Smith, born 24 August 1948 The Top 10 Alexander McCall Smith Quotes He had been thinking of how landscape moulds a language. It was impossible to imagine these hills giving forth anything but the soft syllables of Irish, just as only certain…

Alexander McCall Smith: Block That Adjective!

by Alexander McCall Smith My bête noire—and there is nothing wrong with using the occasional French expression, although one does not want to sound too much like a menu—is overwriting. Something is overwritten when there is just too much of it. This may be because…

The Writers Write Interview – Alexander McCall Smith

Author: Alexander McCall Smith Birthday: 24 August 1948 Date: 11 June 2006 Where: The Staffroom, Crawford College The Book: Blue Shoes and Happiness (Polygon)  1. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Lucia from the Lucia books 2. What is your most treasured possession? My…
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