Wilbur Smith is famous for his historical fiction about the international involvement in Southern Africa, seen from the view-points of both the black and the white families. He is the bestselling author for his meticulous research based on his worldwide expeditions.
Wilbur Smith was born on 9th January, 1933 in Kabwe, Zambia to a British Family. Wilbur’s father was a ranch worker so he spent the early days of life playing with the children of ranch workers in the forest and the hills. His mother was an artist and loved books. He inherited his mother's love of books. She taught him to read. Smith went to a boarding school Cordwalles in Natal, South Africa. He did his graduation from the Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.