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Bestselling author Wilbur Smith dies at Cape Town home, aged 88

14 November 2021 11:45 AM
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Africa
writing
wilbur smith
When the Lion Feeds
adventure stories

Zambian-born Wilbur Smith is known as a master of adventure writing, whose books have sold more than 140 million copies worldwide

Bestselling author Wilbur Smith died at his Cape Town home on Saturday, his office announced.

He was 88 years old.

Smith was born in Zambia and the continent of Africa featured large in his adventure stories.

"The undisputed and inimitable master of adventure writing, Wilbur Smith’s novels have gripped readers for over half a century, selling over 140 million copies worldwide in more than thirty languages."

Image: Photo of Wilbur Smith @thewilbursmith

Smith's 1964 debut novel When the Lion Feeds became a best seller.

The book tells the story of a young man who grows up on a cattle farm in Natal in the 1870s.

The announcement did not reveal the cause of death.




14 November 2021 11:45 AM
Tags:
Africa
writing
wilbur smith
When the Lion Feeds
adventure stories

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