Will Buckingham

Books & Writing

I write fiction, nonfiction and books for children.
My most recent book is Hello, Stranger published by Granta Books.

Will Buckingham

Creative Projects

I run projects in creative writing and creative thinking.
I work with individuals, organisations and community groups.

Will Buckingham

Education & Teaching

I have taught both philosophy and creative writing for over two decades.
I have worked in universities from the UK to China, Bulgaria and Myanmar.

Who Am I?

Hello! I’m Dr Will Buckingham. I am a writer, philosopher and educator. I’m currently based in Dundee, Scotland, and I work all around the world.

My most recent book is Hello, Stranger from Granta Books (2021/2022).

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Reviews and Testimonials

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An elegant and moving exploration of what it means to connect with strangers turns into an elegy for a much-missed way of life… while Hello, Stranger is a beautiful meditation on the pleasures and pains of a world to which many of us yearn to return, it may also be an elegy for a world that is lost to us for some time to come.

The Guardian

Review of HELLO, STRANGER

A wonderful mix of history, anthropology and psychology

The Herald, Scotland

Review of HELLO, STRANGER

Will Buckingham has written a moving memoir of finding solace, after the death of his life partner, in travelling and talking in lands such as Myanmar that are culturally distant from his native England.

The Economist

Review of HELLO, STRANGER

Humane and heart-warming

The Bookseller

HELLO, STRANGER, Editors' Choice

A glorious book, fabulously learned and funny, and filled with all manner of stirring stories.

Philip Marsden, author of The Summer Isles

Praise for HELLO, STRANGER

A treasure trove of all the possibilities strangers can be to each other. Read, learn and savour.

Madeleine Bunting, author of Labours of Love - The Crisis of Care

Praise for HELLO, STRANGER

Fascinating… As a memoir, ‘Stealing With the Eyes’ is powerful. Buckingham has a wonderful eye for detail, and the tale he has woven is gripping.

Times Literary Supplement

Review of STEALING WITH THE EYES