Event Lectures and Symposia National Book Festival Presents Alexander McCall Smith

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, October 24, 2019

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

  • Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)

    10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of Changemakers ; National Book Festival

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Alexander McCall Smith discusses his new book, “To the Land of Long Lost Friends: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series.” Smith is a leading writer of contemporary mysteries and is known for placing women in the role of detectives with his popular series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” Smith was born in what is now Zimbabwe and is now a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh.

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Presented as part of the National Book Festival Presents.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival has expanded to include a yearlong series of events – to be known as National Book Festival Presents – featuring high-caliber authors, their books and related Library treasures beginning this fall, following the signature daylong festival on Aug. 31, 2019.

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