Search results for tag: Wilbur Smith

Three Authors Offer Advice for Writers: Wilbur Smith, Michael Koryta and Alexandra Potter

I interview writers every week here on the Booktopia Blog. My Ten Terrifying Questions have been answered by over 250 published authors ranging from mega selling global stars like Jackie Collins and Lee Child to brilliant, relatively unknown debut authors such as Miles Franklin shortlisted Favel Parret and  Rebecca James. In each of these interviews I ask the following question: Q. What advice ... Read more

by | June 2, 2012

Wilbur Smith, author of Those in Peril, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks WILBUR SMITH author of Those in Peril, When the Lion Feeds, Elephant Song, River God, Assegai, Hungry as the Sea, Cry Wolf, Warlock and many, many more… Ten Terrifying Questions ————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was ... Read more

by | March 22, 2011

Those in Peril by Wilbur Smith

I have been selling Wilbur Smith novels for nearly twenty years and I have come to the conclusion that there is no typical Wilbur Smith reader. Anyone can get the Wilbur Smith bug. Anyone, and at any age. I’ve known teens who have made their way though the entire Wilbur Smith backlist. I’ve had dinner with toffs who drop the elitist claptrap and break into sentimental reminisces at ... Read more

by | March 11, 2011

Once, When We Were Innocent – My Pre-Internet Pursuit of the Forbidden

Back when I was growing up, in the dark days before the Internet, there were very few ways to learn about sex. There were, on occasion, a few glimpses of nudie pictures –  usually someone’s older brother’s Playboy. But these pictures were inert and added to the mystery surrounding sex, instead of offering illumination. As a child of the eighties, I looked to TV for entertainme... Read more

by | April 29, 2010