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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith appears in the following:

Alexander McCall Smith on North African Democracy

Monday, April 04, 2011

Born in what is now Zimbabwe, best-selling Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith has shown millions of Americans a lighter, more human side of Africa. Best known for the "No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency" series of novels, Smith is also emeritus professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, and a world renowned expert on bio-ethics. Celeste sat down with Smith to discuss his newest novel, "The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party," at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

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Alexander McCall Smith on His No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series

Monday, March 28, 2011

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith talks about the latest installment in his beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party. It tells of the latest adventures of Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s No. 1 Lady Detective, and her assistant Grace Makutsi.

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Alexander McCall Smith on His Isabel Dalhousie Series

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Alexander McCall Smith discusses his latest book in the Isabel Dalhousie series, The Charming Quirks of Others: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel. Moral philosopher Isabel investigates three candidates vying for the headmaster position at an Edinburgh boys’ school, uncovering skeletons in closets.

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Guest Picks: Alexander McCall Smith

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Alexander McCall Smith stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about some of his favorite things.

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The Really Terrible Orchestra

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Alexander McCall Smith is a best-selling author and a respected bioethicist. He’s also an awful bassoonist. He joins us to talk about his membership in aptly named Really Terrible Orchestra.

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Battle of the Bands

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Metallica frontman James Hetfield talks about playing the latest "Guitar Hero" game based on his band. And: our Soundcheck Smackdown takes on the virtual experience of "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." Plus: bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith explains the appeal of the Really Terrible Orchestra.

Musical Late Bloomers Shed Anxiety

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

For adults who set out to learn (or re-learn) a musical instrument, private lessons and excruciating recitals are simply not an option. Today, two writers share how they connected with groups of like-minded amateurs. Environmental policy reporter (and pianist) Perri Knize talks about the nationwide network of "piano parties." And ...

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Musical Late Bloomers Shed Anxiety

Thursday, May 08, 2008

For adults who set out to learn (or re-learn) a musical instrument, private lessons and excruciating recitals are simply not an option. Today, two writers share how they connected with groups of like-minded amateurs. Environmental policy reporter (and pianist) Perri Knize talks about the nationwide network of "piano parties." And ...

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