Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation launches

To celebrate the "historic milestone" of the release of Wilbur Smith’s 36th novel Golden Lion Smith and his wife Niso have launched the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation. Golden Lion was released today (24th September) and is the latest instalment of Smith’s “epic” Courtney series. The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to “empowering” young writers from across the globe, “championing” the adventure writing genre and the promotion of literacy. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shortlist revealed for Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for unpublished work

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Wilbur Smith is branching into children’s books by telling the story of the youngest member of the Courtney family for a new series of middle grade novels. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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