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Episode 11: Alexander McCall Smith

The Strategerist Podcast

"Sandy" has taken millions of readers to the heart of Botswana through his best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. We explore the beautiful African nation his characters live in and what book he considers a must-read.

 

As an author, Alexander McCall Smith has taken millions of readers to the heart of Botswana through his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. And even though he’s written or contributed to more than 100 books, writing is still a point of self-reflection for him. In this wide-ranging conversation, we explore the beautiful African nation his characters live in, how Alexander approached a modern retelling of a Jane Austen classic, and what book he considers a must-read.

 

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