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Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written more than thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

As a baby, he was sick with cerebral malaria for ten days, but made a full recovery. He grew up on a cattle ranch and spent his childhood hunting and hiking. His mother gave him novels of escape and excitement, which piqued his interest in fiction; however, his father dissuaded him from pursuing writing.

After education at Cordwalles Preparatory School, Michaelhouse in Natal and Rhodes University, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, he became a journalist, writing about social conditions in South Africa, but his father's advice to "Get a real job" prompted him to resentfully become a tax accountant.

He published his first novel, When the Lion Feeds, in 1964, written while he worked for Salisbury Inland Revenue. The book gained a film deal and its success encouraged him to become a full-time writer. His publisher and later agent, Charles Pick, gave him advice he never forgot: "Write for yourself, and write about what you know best."

He has homes in London, Cape Town, Switzerland and Malta.

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Pharaoh
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Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith

Predator
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Predator by Wilbur Smith

Golden Lion
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Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith

Desert God
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Desert God by Wilbur Smith

Vicious Circle
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Vicious Circle by Wilbur Smith
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Predator | Smith, Wilbur & Cain, Tom | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur & Cain, Tom | Predator | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   March 2016 NY: William Morrow   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Wilbur Smith. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Courtney's War | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Copy Smith, Wilbur | Courtney's War | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2018 NY: Zaffre First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author signed on tipped-in pages.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. September 2018 NY: Zaffre First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author signed bookplate laid-in.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Desert God | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur | Desert God | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   October 2014 NY:  HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book   October 2014 NY:  HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book   October 2014 NY:  HarperCollins  First edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Golden Lion | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur | Golden Lion | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   October 2015 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Quest, The | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur | Quest, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2007 NY: St. Martin's Press      First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book 2007 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Those in Peril | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition UK Book Smith, Wilbur | Those in Peril | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2011 UK: Macmillan  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Tiger's Prey, The | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur | Tiger's Prey, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  October 2017 NY: William Morrow     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author signed bookplate on FFEP.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Triumph of the Sun, The | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur | Triumph of the Sun, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book May 2005 NY: Thomas Dunne Books  First edition, first printing, near-fine in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Vicious Circle | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur | Vicious Circle | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   October 2013 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Vicious Circle | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur | Vicious Circle | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   October 2013 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Vicious Circle | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition UK Book Smith, Wilbur | Vicious Circle | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book   October 2013 LON: MacMillan  First UK edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Warlock | Smith, Wilbur | Signed First Edition Book Smith, Wilbur | Warlock | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2001 NY: Thomas Dunne Books     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. May 2001 NY: Thomas Dunne Books     First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Wilbur Smith Bibliography

The Courtney Series
  1. When the Lion Feeds - 1964
  2. The Sound of Thunder - 1966
  3. A Sparrow Falls - 1977
  4. The Burning Shore - 1985
  5. Power of the Sword - 1986
  6. Rage - 1987
  7. A Time to Die - 1989
  8. Golden Fox - 1990
  9. Birds of Prey - 1997
  10. Monsoon - 1999
  11. Blue Horizon - 2003
  12. Assegai - 2009
  13. Golden Lion - 2015
  14. War Cry - 2017
  15. The Tiger's Prey - 2017
  16. Courtney's War - September 2018

The Ballantyne Series
  1. A Falcon Flies - 1980
  2. Men of Men - 1981
  3. The Angels Weep - 1982
  4. The Leopard Hunts in Darkness - 1984

Courtney & Ballantyne
  • The Triumph of the Sun - 2005

The Ancient Egypt Series
  1. River God - 1993
  2. The Seventh Scroll - 1995
  3. Warlock - 2001
  4. The Quest - 2007
  5. Desert God - 2014
  6. Pharaoh - 2016

Hector Cross
  1. Those in Peril - 2011
  2. Vicious Circle - 2013
  3. Predator - 2016

Other Novels
  • The Dark of the Sun - 1965
  • Shout at the Devil - 1968
  • Gold Mine - 1970
  • The Diamond Hunters - 1971
  • The Sunbird - 1972
  • Eagle in the Sky - 1974
  • The Eye of the Tiger - 1975
  • Cry Wolf - 1976
  • Hungry as the Sea - 1978
  • Wild Justice (The Delta Decision) - 1979
  • Elephant Song - 1991


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