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Wilbur Smith: My characters contain a part of me

January 25th, 2013
12:53 AM ET

Wilbur Smith turned 80 this month but far from even thinking about retiring, this Zambia-born octogenarian has recently signed a new six-book deal.

Six books! That would be a life-time achievement for the vast majority of authors but the commission will merely add to the 30 plus titles already penned by Smith.

The best-selling author has sold more than 122 million books in the past 50 years and several have attracted filmmakers including his latest novel “Those in Peril.”

We can expect its sequel “Vicious Circle” over the coming months, and then Smith gets to work on that six-book deal.

We know his first offering will be released at Christmas and will build on his wildly popular Egyptian series – a return maybe of the extraordinarily talented eunuch slave Taita?

We also know that under this new deal Wilbur Smith will, for the first time, work with a co-author. What does that mean? Becky decided to find out.


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