Event 318

Alexander McCall Smith talks to SJ Parris

Fictions: The Trick of It

Venue: Tata Tent

The prolific Edinburgh novelist discusses the joys and travails of writing fiction – plotting, voice, tone and humour – with his fellow crime-writer. His books, in numerous series including No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Isabel Dalhousie and 44 Scotland Street, have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, in 46 languages.

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Alexander McCall Smith talks to SJ Parris