The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an international book prize that supports and celebrates the best adventure writing today.
First awarded in 2016, the Prize presents awards in three categories: Best Published Novel, Best Unpublished Manuscript and Author of Tomorrow (age 21 and under). The Prize is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English.
Submissions for the published and unpublished categories are now closed for 2019. Entries for the Author of Tomorrow will be accepted until 31st May 2019, when the submissions portal will close at midnight (BST).
Key Dates for 2019
Best Published Novel longlist announced: 2nd May 2019
Best Published Novel shortlist announced: 15th May 2019
Best Unpublished Manuscript shortlist announced: 29th May 2019
Author of Tomorrow shortlist announced: 16th July 2019
Winners announced: 12th September 2019
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The award for Best Published Novel 2018 went to Abir Mukherjee for A Necessary Evil. The Prize was awarded at a special ceremony at London's Stationers' Hall in September 2018.
Niso Smith awarding the trophy and £15,000 for Best Published Novel to Abir Mukherjee. The trophy was accepted by Noor Sufi on behalf of Abir Mukherjee.
Meet the author: Rory Clements
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Meet the author: Tyler Keevil
Meet the author: Abir Mukherjee
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Meet the author: James Wilde
You can find details on more of the past winners here.