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. I am also co-director of Wind&Bones, a community interest company that works at the intersection of writing, creativity and social justice. Wind&Bones has worked in the UK, Indonesia, Taiwan, Myanmar and Greece, and we are currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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, Knopf, BBC Travel 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.