Alexander McCall Smith

1948 - Today

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE (born 24 August 1948), is a British-Zimbabwean 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, with sales of English-language versions exceeding 40 million by 2010 and translations into 46 languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander McCall Smith has received more than 684,815 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,493rd most popular writer.

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  • 680k

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  • 47.43

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Alexander McCall Smith ranks 3,487 out of 4,883Before him are Richard Steele, Juan Montalvo, Yevgeny Petrov, Arkady Averchenko, Viktor Nekrasov, and Wolfgang Koeppen. After him are Valentin Vodnik, José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Aagje Deken, Jean-Sifrein Maury, Yu Hua, and Bret Harte.

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Among people born in 1948, Alexander McCall Smith ranks 252Before him are Winfried Kretschmann, Luis Galván, Ray Clemence, Josef Hickersberger, Eddy Grant, and Mykola Avilov. After him are Kate Jackson, Gérard Darmon, Phil Hartman, Levy Mwanawasa, Enver Marić, and Todd Rundgren.

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In Zimbabwe

Among people born in Zimbabwe, Alexander McCall Smith ranks 9 out of 24Before him are Ian Smith (1919), Albert Lutuli (1898), Charlene, Princess of Monaco (1978), Canaan Banana (1936), Rupiah Banda (1937), and Morgan Tsvangirai (1952). After him are John Love (1924), Joshua Nkomo (1917), Paula Hawkins (1972), Abel Muzorewa (1925), Oliver Mtukudzi (1952), and Cara Black (1979).

Among WRITERS In Zimbabwe

Among writers born in Zimbabwe, Alexander McCall Smith ranks 1After him are Paula Hawkins (1972), Tsitsi Dangarembga (1959), and Debora Patta (1964).