Alexander McCall Smith
as Our Man in Havana


What inspires you about the Super Power Agency?

I greatly admire all that the Super Power Agency does to encourage people to read and write – two of the greatest pleasures in life.

What is your favourite book?

A collection of poems by a poet called W.H. Auden. Poetry provides us with a wonderful way of understanding how people feel.

If you could choose a slogan to live by, what would it be?

Be kind.

What’s the best thing you have ever eaten?

Toast and Marmite.