The Lady Empress in Brittle Star

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Another quick post to say that my story, ‘The Lady Empress’ has just been published in the excellent Brittle Star Magazine #30. Sadly I couldn’t make the launch event down in London last week, but I’ve received my copy through the post, and it’s looking great. The story is a very short piece about a jazz singer, a story which owes …

The Art Intervention Brigades

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I’m just going to take time out from re-organising this website (and going through proofs of the novel, and pushing through the final edits of the philosophy book, and everything else that suddenly needs to be done by the end of June), to link to the wonderful Voyage à Nantes festival in France. I was over in Nantes back in …

New website

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Well, that wasn’t quite as painful as I thought it would be. Today I’ve refashioned WillBuckingham.com to use WordPress rather than textpattern. I thought that it would take all week, but I’ve got a skeleton site up and running in a couple of hours. Things are not yet working as they should. I may well change the theme of the …

Cheese, Chinese and Chauvinism

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Recently I’ve been watching some philosophy programmes from Beijing Open University. It’s a slow process—transcribing as I go—but good as a way of practising my Chinese. I have realised that when it comes to language learning, you need to make use of materials that are themselves interesting. So when I bought Harry Potter (or Hali Bote 哈利波特) in Chinese because I …

Philosophy, children’s literature and the question of branding

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A couple of months ago, my children’s book, [amazon_link id=”1407116525″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Snorgh and the Sailor[/amazon_link], was published. It has been one of the most demanding and delightful projects I’ve ever been involved in. Who would have thought that eight hundred words would require quite so much redrafting? I fell into children’s literature somewhat by mistake, after becoming …