Welcome to Will Buckingham.com. I am a novelist, lecturer and philosopher based in Leicester, UK. I write fiction, philosophy and for children. When not writing, I am Reader in Writing and Creativity in the school of humanities at De Montfort University.
My most recent books include a Teach Yourself book on the art, craft and graft of writing novels, the children’s book, The Snorgh and the Sailor, a novel, The Descent of the Lyre, a little philosophy book on happiness, called Introducing Happiness, and a monograph on the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, called Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling.
Next up is Sixty-Four Chance Pieces, a fiction/non-fiction book based around the sixty-four hexagrams of the Yijing 易經, due out from Earnshaw books in March 2015, and a further novel called Goat Music, a remixing Greek myths about music. I’m also working on a couple of children’s books, and a bunch of academic papers relating to philosophy, creativity and various curious Chinese texts.
On this website you can find out more about my work, hear and read extracts from my books, and generally see what it is that I get up to. News updates, stray thoughts and longer articles are posted to my blog on this site. My former blog at thinkbuddha.org, listed by the Sunday Times as one of the top 100 blogs of 2009, is still online as a repository of around three hundred articles.