Alexander McCall Smith thinks the poet W. H. Auden provides a great guide to living a good life.
He talks to Finlay Macdonald about Auden, 15 years of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, his latest book, The Forever Girl, and about his relation, Dr George McCall Smith, who set up New Zealand's first free health service - in the Hokianga.
Alexander McCall Smith is speaking at the Auckland Writers Festival in May.
Photo of Alexander McCall Smith by Graham Clark