Welcome to WillBuckingham.com. I am a writer of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. My forthcoming book Hello Stranger is due out from Granta in 2020. It is about strangers, guests, enemies and migrants, and about how opening our doors might alleviate the migrant crisis, help address the loneliness epidemic, and enrich us all.
I work freelance as a writer, and also run workshops and events relating to writing, creativity and social justice a part of the Wind&Bones project that I co-direct with Dr. Hannah Stevens. We have just landed in Thessaloniki after a seven month writing residency at the Parami Institute in Yangon. We’re here until October, working on a number of projects as well as researching and writing our next books.
My background is in philosophy and anthropology. In the past, I’ve been Reader in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University, Visiting Associate Professor at Sichuan University, and Visiting Professor of Global Cultures at the Parami Institute, Yangon.
As well as a dozen or so books, I have written essays, reviews and articles for a wide range of publishers including Aeon magazine, BBC Online and Dorling Kindersley. For my writing work, I am represented by Emma Finn at C+W agency in London. I’m always open to talking about new, fun projects, so do get in touch.