Fall Main Event series resumes with No.1 Ladies Detective Agency bestselling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith

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  • Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 2 p.m.

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Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Fall Main Event Speaker Series will feature acclaimed writer Alexander McCall Smith, author of well-known No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

One of the most popular and prolific authors of our time, Alexander McCall Smith has written or contributed to more than 100 books, including mysteries, children’s books, short story collections, and academic articles. Most well-known for his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series of mysteries, his many other novels include the Sunday Philosophy Club series, 44 Scotland Street, Corduroy Mansions, and Chance Development.  His children’s books include the School Ship Tobermory series and the Harriet Bean series, among many others.  McCall Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe, became a law professor in Scotland, and returned to Africa to work in Botswana, where he helped to set up the University of Botswana Law School. He has also served as vice-chairman of the Human Genetics Commission of the UK, and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh. Alexander McCall Smith currently lives in Edinburgh with his wife Elizabeth.

The Colors of All the Cattle - his brand new novel, the 19th in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series, will be available for sale at the event. A Q&A, and a book signing will follow McCall’s presentation.

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