Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE, is a Zimbabwean-born Scottish writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 20th century, McCall Smith became a respected expert on medical law and bioethics and served on British and international committees concerned with these issues. He has since become internationally known as a writer of fiction. He is most widely known as the creator of ÔThe No 1 Ladies Detective AgencyÕ series.