Welcome to WillBuckingham.com. I am a philosopher and writer across multiple genres, from fiction to creative non-fiction, and from philosophy to children’s books. I am interested the places where stories, philosophies and cultures collide. I am currently working as a freelance writer based in Leicester in the UK.
Previously, I have been Reader in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University, Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Literature and Journalism at Sichuan University, and Visiting Professor of Humanities and Global Cultures at the Parami Institute, Yangon.
As well as a dozen books, I have written essays, reviews and articles for a wide range of publishers including Aeon magazine, BBC Online and Dorling Kindersley. For all 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.
My latest book is Stealing with the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia.
A beautifully written evocation of a journey into the village communities of eastern Indonesia, and a remarkable meditation on the uneasy business of travelling to foreign lands in search of stories. Tim Hannigan
I run all kinds of classes and events, Here’s some feedback from students and participants.
Tonight’s philosophy salon in Chengdu was amazing! Thanks for hosting
Will is a great communicator and will take time to help students out, no matter how simple or difficult the problem may be… He keeps his workshops interesting with humour, wit and enthusiasm.
Will is a fantastic workshop leader. He is clearly passionate about his craft. His exuberance and wit made the first part of his talk, a brief history of the I Ching, all the more entertaining.
Amongst other things, I have research interests in Chinese philosophy and literature.
I’m just about to head to Wuxi in China to take part in the Third Annual Yijing Summit Forum (第三届世界易经高峰论坛) in Wuxi. The forum takes place from the 4th to 6th June. I’ll be giving a curiously inventive paper on the curious inventiveness of the Yijing 易经 or Chinese Book of Changes.
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