(novel "Gold Mine") / (screenplay)
"Eagle in the Sky" (1974)
Wilbur A. Smith
Did You Know?
What I like about writing is the sense of godlike power it gives you. You can take up lives and squander them, you can fight battles, you can commit gang rapes - and you haven't hurt anybody.
A bestselling author of adventure fiction, Smith became a full-time writer in 1964. Later, he would finance expeditions in Africa and Alaska.