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An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith 

With Maitreyabandhu

Christmas Eve | 7pm | Premiere on YouTube 




Alexander McCall Smith is an internationally renowned author. His novels, which include the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series and the 44 Scotland Yard novels have been translated into over forty-six languages and have sold more than 30 million copies. He received a CBE for services to literature in 2007 and was honoured by the President of Botswana for services through literature to the country. Maitreyabandhu will be in conversation with him about detectives, Botswana, W. H Auden, and his first book of poems, In a Time of Distance.

PoetryEast is an ongoing series of cultural events at the London Buddhist Centre and online, hosted by Maitreyabandhu, exploring the meaning and value of the arts. Each event focuses on the life and work of a single guest artist, by way of an interview and a reading. Previous guests have included Jorie GrahamColm Tóibín and the psychiatrist and thinker Iain McGilchrist.