The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an international competition that supports and celebrates the best adventure writing today.

First awarded in 2016, the Prize recognises published, unpublished and young (age 21 and under) authors alike. The Prize is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English. Submission for 2018 is now closed. You can find details on how to enter in 2019 by following the links for your relevant category. 

Meet the authors shortlisted for the 2018 Best Published Novel:

We are shining a spotlight on each author shortlisted for this year's Adventure Writing Prize. Read on to find out more about the novels and their inspiration.

Meet the author: Maggie Ritchie

Meet the author: Rory Clements - coming soon

Meet the author: Abir Mukherjee - coming soon

Meet the author: Tyler Keevil - coming soon

Meet the author: James Wilde - coming soon

Meet the author: Jane Harris - coming soon

This year's winner will be revealed at a prizegiving ceremony in London on 20th September 2018. Please see our news page for more information on the Unpublished Manuscript and Author of Tomorrow shortlists.
Previous winners of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize can be found here