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 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 A Book of Changes, a fiction/non-fiction book based around the sixty-four hexagrams of the Yijing 易經, due out some time next year. I’m also working on a further novel and a textbook of creative writing as a part of Hodder and Stoughton’s Teach Yourself series. This should be due out in December 2014. I’m also working on a couple of children’s books, and a bunch of academic papers relating to creative writing, philosophy 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.