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Alexander McCall Smith

New writing in translation.

Alexander McCall Smith (1948-) was Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh, but has become an outstandingly successful novelist through his “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series. He is now one of the world’s best known writers for both adults and children.

This is a collection of translations of his works, donated by the author, which continues to receive additions. Languages represented include Korean, Swedish, Arabic and Japanese. The collection shows a good selection of examples of modern foreign fiction publishing. It also testifies to the influence of Scottish literature around the world.

At present there are 236 works in the collection. All are catalogued online with shelfmarks starting “AMS.”