Wilbur Smith

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Smith at a book launch in Sydney

Wilbur Addison Smith (born 9 January 1933) is a South African-British author. He mostly writes historical fiction books set in Southern Africa. His best known books include When the Lion Feeds, The Burning Shore, River God and The Seventh Scroll. He has three major book sets, The Courtney Novels, The Ballantyne Novels and the Ancient Egypt series.[1] As of 2017, he has written forty books since 1964. He has sold over 120 million copies in total.[2]

Smith was born in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia). He was educated in South Africa. He has been married four times: the first two marriages ended in divorce, his third wife died of brain cancer in 1999, and he married his current wife in 2000. He has four children. He lives in London.[3]

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  1. "The Complete Bibliography". wilbursmithbooks.com. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. "Literary lion's roaring 70s". wilbursmithbooks.com. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. "Wilbur Smith". Pan Macmillan Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2017.

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