Wilbur A. Smith
Wilbur Addison Smith is a South African novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series. These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and British settlers in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home. His novels have sold more than 120 million copies in the world with 22 million copies sold in Italy alone.