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News, Updates, and Occasional Writing from Will Buckingham

Guardian Review of HELLO, STRANGER

Guardian Review of HELLO, STRANGER

A cracking review of HELLO, STRANGER in the Guardian

Take Five Books

Take Five Books

Five book recommendations about hospitality and the art of living alongside strangers.

Refugee Writers Workshop at the Goethe Institut

Refugee Writers Workshop at the Goethe Institut

Working with refugee writers in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Creativity on the Academic Margins: Podcast

Creativity on the Academic Margins: Podcast

A podcast interview about writing, creativity and the challenges of teaching in multilingual environments, with Dr Tim Hannigan.

New Book Chapter: A Rude People Subjected to No Restraint

New Book Chapter: A Rude People Subjected to No Restraint

A new book chapter, in Travel Writing in An Age of Global Quarantine edited by Gary Fisher and David Robinson.

The Zhouyi – a Tool for Invention

The Zhouyi – a Tool for Invention

A copy of my talk from the third Zhouyi summit forum in Wuxi, China (with Chinese translation).

Spring, Like Us, Grows Old

Spring, Like Us, Grows Old

A Poem about ageing and loss, written by one of China’s greatest women poets, Li Qingzhao

The Art of Waiting: Tove Jansson’s Moominvalley in November

The Art of Waiting: Tove Jansson’s Moominvalley in November

A masterpiece of children’s literature about grief, friendship, human difference, and the art of waiting.

The Secret of Creativity Is Not Suffering, It Is Pleasure

The Secret of Creativity Is Not Suffering, It Is Pleasure

Three rules for the creative life: avoid suffering, embrace difficulty, seek out pleasure