Outspoken is delighted to be able to present

a conversation with 

Alexander McCall-Smith

Saturday March 10 2018

4 for 4.30pm

Maleny Primary school

16 Bunya Street Maleny

Tickets, $20, students $15

This event is now SOLD OUT


Waiting List!

There is a waiting list. Please click the Buy Tickets button and follow the prompts on the Try Booking website to register. If you have a ticket and can't make it please contact Steven Lang via email (look on the emails from Outspoken or on the Try Booking website for the address) and he will arrange a refund. Someone else is bound to want it.

If you bought your ticket from one of the bookstores and you can't make it, please contact Steven directly to arrange a refund.  Do not contact the bookstores. They can't help. Steven will sort it out and post them on the Try Booking site.

This arrangement is valid until 5pm on Friday 9th March. 


Outspoken begins its 2018 season with a major event: a conversation with Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. Mr McCall Smith is making one of his regular visits to Australia and has kindly agreed to return to Maleny for a conversation with local author Steven Lang.

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most popular authors. He began his career as a professor of Medical Law, working for many years in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad (including in his beloved Botswana). After the publication of his highly successful No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series – which has sold over twenty million copies – he devoted his time to writing fiction.

His novels generally fall into different series – he is remarkably prolific – apart from the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency they include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, The Sunday Philosophy Club series starring Isabel Dalhousie, the von Igelfeld series, and the new Corduroy Mansions novels.

Alexander has also written several stand-alone novels, as well as collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America. His books have been translated into over forty languages and become bestsellers through the world.

He will be talking about his most recent books, The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse (a wartime romance), A Time of Love and Tartan (a Scotland Street novel) and A Distant View of Everything (an Elizabeth Dalhousie novel).

Outspoken is proud to work with two bookstores in Maleny, Rosetta Books (bookseller on the night) and Maleny Bookshop. We thank Anne Brown, Tyyni Lang and Fi Hunter for their continued support of our events. We'd also like to thank Maleny Community Centre for their help, they'll be running the bar. Complimentary biscuits and cheese from Maleny Cheese will be available pre-show.

If you know someone who you think might be interested in attending please pass on the information. Outspoken receives no external funding, we depend upon you, our audience, for support. Many thanks. 

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