I write fiction, nonfiction and books for children.
My most recent book is Hello, Stranger published by Granta Books.
I run projects in creative writing and creative thinking.
I work with individuals, organisations and community groups.
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.
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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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.
A wonderful mix of history, anthropology and psychology
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.
Humane and heart-warming
A glorious book, fabulously learned and funny, and filled with all manner of stirring stories.
A treasure trove of all the possibilities strangers can be to each other. Read, learn and savour.
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.