Alexander McCall Smith
The author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series.
He has written and contributed to more than 100 books including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children’s books.
He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana.