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Launching the Courtney Family Tree

Launching the Courtney Family Tree

Bringing to life the longest running series in publishing history, from Charles Courtney to Jack Courtney, and from 1565 to 2019. Jump in and journey through the adventures of this incredible family!

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Launching the Power of Adventure podcast

Launching the Power of Adventure podcast

A brand-new podcast brought to you by Wilbur Smith, all about the Power of Adventure!

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Call of the Raven postponed to autumn

Call of the Raven postponed to autumn

Due to the global situation with Covid-19 and the effects this is having on supply chain, we will be delaying the publication of Call of the Raven in certain territories.

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WNSF Unpublished Novel prize opens for submissions

WNSF Unpublished Novel prize opens for submissions

The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Adventure Writing Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript is now open for entries

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Share your love for Wilbur Smith

Share your love for Wilbur Smith

Filmmaker Aidan Woodward is making a documentary about Wilbur Smith and the power of adventure. Would you like to be involved?

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Wilbur Smith announces new series for children

Wilbur Smith announces new series for children

Piccadilly Press has acquired the rights to three middle-grade books from the bestselling adventure fiction writer, Wilbur Smith. The new series will feature the youngest member of the Courtney family, Jack Courtney.

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Mungo St John Returns

Mungo St John Returns

Fan Favourite character, Mungo St John, returns in Wilbur Smith's thrilling new adventure, Call of the Raven

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Kings of Kings paperback hits UK charts

Kings of Kings paperback hits UK charts

King of Kings was published in paperback in October, and has spent four weeks in the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list.

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Foundation prize winner, Blood in the Dust, publishes worldwide

Foundation prize winner, Blood in the Dust, publishes worldwide

This time last year, Bill Swiggs was the proud recipient of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

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Henry Porter wins 2019 Best Published Novel award

Henry Porter wins 2019 Best Published Novel award

Henry Porter wins 2019 Best Published Novel award at fourth Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Adventure Writing Awards.

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Ghost Fire is now an international bestseller

Ghost Fire is now an international bestseller

Ghost Fire has hit the #1 spot in South Africa, and drops into the UK chart at #3,

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Ghost Fire is out now!

Ghost Fire is out now!

The latest instalment in the Courtney series, Ghost Fire, is published today. The novel sees a new generation of Courtneys fight for freedom in an epic adventure set against the French and Indian war.

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2019 Adventure Writing Prize shortlist announced

2019 Adventure Writing Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Wilbur and Niso Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2019 has been announced.

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King of Kings hits #1 in UK

King of Kings hits #1 in UK

King of Kings was released in the UK, Australia and New Zealand this week, and hit the #1 place in the charts in every country.

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New Tale of Adventure: Wild Kingdom

New Tale of Adventure: Wild Kingdom

South Africa, with its majestic wildlife and dramatic history, has been the inspiration for Wilbur Smith's writing throughout his career. Find out more about the Wild Kingdom.

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King of Kings hits #1 spot in South Africa

King of Kings hits #1 spot in South Africa

After only 3 days of sales the epic new adventure from bestselling author Wilbur Smith hits the number 1 bestseller spot in South Africa.

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Courtney’s War hits its mark in Italy

Courtney’s War hits its mark in Italy

Courtney’s War was released in Italy this week, and immediately hit the number 2 spot in the genre fiction chart, and number 4 in the hardback fiction chart.

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Bonnier Zaffre launch new Wilbur Smith website

Bonnier Zaffre launch new Wilbur Smith website

Bonnier Zaffre have today launched a brand-new, cutting edge website for bestselling author Wilbur Smith in a joint venture with his creative team at Wilbur Smith Enterprises.

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