Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith will appear at Maryville Talks Books April 16 for The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, his newest addition to the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Smith will give a lecture at 7 p.m. at Chaminade College Preparatory School in the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts. Afterwards, there will be a question-and-answer session with a book signing.
This is a ticketed event ($27.32 per ticket), and each ticket admits two people and comes with one hardcover copy of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, which will be available at the event. You can buy your ticket at Brown Paper Tickets or Left Bank Books.
Smith is best known for his internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which is now also a series on HBO. The series documents the trials and travails of different characters working in a detective agency in Botswana. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection is Smith’s 13th book in the series. He has also written a number of children’s books, academic works and short stories.
“Maryville Talks Books author series is set to bring the public up close and personal with noted authors,” says Chris Hollenbeck, Coordinator of Special Events and Donor Relations.
“One of the wonderful things about being a student at a university such as Maryville is to have opportunities to hear thinkers who can expand your mind and expose you to ideas beyond your class work,” says Genie McKee, Dean of the University Library, who encourages students to attend. “Having met these authors, I know they would be thrilled to have students in the audience!”
For more information on Maryville Talks Books, contact Hollenbeck at 314-529-6854.