One of the world’s most prolific and best-loved authors will speak at a special dinner hosted by the Friends of Wollongong City Library on Sunday 11 March.
Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the 44 Scotland Street novels, children’s series The School Ship Tobermory, and more than 30 more young people’s stories, will speak at the dinner at Villa D’Oro in Flinders Street Wollongong.
Council Library and Community Services manager Jan Noble says it’s a great pleasure to welcome an author of Alexander’s depth, compassion and humour to Wollongong. “The special dinner will indeed be a great event to enjoy, laugh and listen to this world-renowned and popular author,” she says.
Alexander has received numerous awards for his writing and holds twelve honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and North America. In 2007 he received a CBE for services to literature and in 2011 was honoured by the President of Botswana for services through literature to the country. In 2015 he received the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and in 2017, The National Arts Club (of America) Medal of Honor for Achievement in Literature.
Tickets will be available from the Wollongong City Council cashiers and district libraries at Corrimal, Dapto and Thirroul from 26 February.