Our mission is to empower writers, promote literacy and advance adventure writing as a genre. We imagine a world where everyone can have an adventure through the words on a page. 

Our flagship programme is the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Running since 2016, this annual award is open to all adventure writers, writing in English. 

Through it, we have been inspired by the number of writers working with adventure as a genre across the world. We encourage entries from far and wide, previously receiving submissions from India to Nigeria, Bolivia to Australia, and Canada to Dominica.

Outside the prize we prefer to work on projects that impact in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK. Our work includes development opportunities for writers and education support aimed to improve literacy levels in young people who need them most. 

We work with experts in all of our projects, to ensure maximum impact and that the needs of our beneficiaries are being met.

L-R: Niso and Wilbur Smith, Corban Addison and Wilbur Smith


To read more about why we work in these areas and what we do, see empowering writers, promoting literacy and advancing adventure writing