Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith is a South African novelist specialising in historical fiction about the international involvement in Southern Africa across three centuries, seen from the viewpoints of both black and white families.

The writer under the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation recently announced prizes that has been broke down in two categories for writers. They include The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize and The Author of Tomorrow Award

The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

This award is split into two separate categories – a prize for the best published adventure novel of the previous calendar year and a prize for the best unpublished adventure manuscript submitted for consideration. The winner of the prize for a published novel will receive £10 000. The winner of the prize for an unpublished manuscript will be offered the opportunity to complete a creative writing residency at a prestigious university and career guidance from Wilbur’s literary agents at Tibor Jones & Associates.

The Author of Tomorrow Award

The Author of Tomorrow Award will be presented to the best adventure short story written by someone between the age of twelve and twenty-one that is submitted for consideration. The winner of the Author of Tomorrow award will receive £1,000 and a framed certificate.

For more information about the two prizes please click here.

A bit thanks to Diana Santiago who prompted me about this exciting new prize.