03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Alexander McCall Smith: Prolific Author Keeps Churning Out Novels

Best known for his popular series starring "lady detective" Mma Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only female private eye, the prolific McCall Smith is also the author of four other ongoing series, about 40 children's books -- "The Perfect Hamburger" has been in print for 30 years -- and 14 non-fiction titles, including Law and Medical Ethics. His books are published in 45 languages.

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