In Conversation with Rachel Joyce and Niall EdworthyEvent Website
About this event
The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is a £10,000 annual award that seeks, supports and celebrates the best adventure fiction today.
Adventure is a broad genre. Sometimes an adventure spans a lifetime, sometimes it happens over 24 hours. Your favourite adventure story may be found with the historical fiction, tucked in amongst the crime novels, or standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the latest thrillers. But for us, the most important thing in any adventure story is a journey so compelling that we have no choice but to get on board.
The Prize celebrates this diversity, looking for novels which both honour the traditions of adventure and are unafraid to try something new. Each year we hope that the longlist and shortlist will include a book suited to every reader’s taste, truly ‘An Adventure for Everyone.’
We’ll be discussing all things adventure with Rachel and Niall, two of the authors shortlisted for the 2021 Prize, before they treat you to a short reading from their novels.
See the full shortlist here.