World-famous author comes to Lancaster

Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith

One of the world’s most prolific and popular authors will be coming to Lancaster next month.

Alexander McCall Smith, author of the highly successful No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, will be at Lancaster Grand to promote his new book.

Alexander will talk about The Forever Girl, a stand-alone, big-hearted and often heartbreaking novel about unrequited love and the unexpected places it takes us.

For many years Alexander was a professor of Medical Law but after the publication of No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, he devoted his time to writing fiction.

He has seen his various series of books translated into more than 40 languages and become bestsellers across the globe.

Alexander has also received numerous awards including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America.

Tickets for the event on Tuesday February 4 can be booked at They cost £5, redeemable against purchase of the book on the night.