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The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism, resumes with A Sunday Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith – Acclaimed and Bestselling Scottish Author on Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm in the Main Library Auditorium.

photo credit: Alex Hewitt

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. As part of the program, there will be a Q&A, and a book signing.

Presented by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Friends of Main Library. Friends members receive preferred seating.

Call 330-643-9015 for more information.