The Lives of the Philosophers

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Alongside some other writing projects, I’ve been taking time out to do some consultancy for a Dorling Kindersley book called Philosophers: their lives and works. It is a big book of over one hundred biographies of philosophers (a kind of modern-day Diogenes Laërtius!), and at the moment I’m mainly advising on content. In particular, I’m trying to broaden out the …

A New Look!

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There are more changes afoot here on WillBuckingham.com. After several years, I’m forsaking the old design for something a bit more clear, uncluttered and streamlined. I’ll be going live with the new site later this morning. After that, it will take a few weeks to update everything so that it works as well as it should. Until then, things will …

A Small Overhaul

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I’ve just had a long-overdue spring-clean of my website, and have spruced it up a bit. Now that I’ve given the site a small overhaul, things should be a bit tidier and zippier. The impetus behind this is partly the looming launch date of my book Stealing With the Eyes, which is due out in mid-May. It seemed a shame …

Painting Her to My Own Mind

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A year or so back, I was invited by the Laurence Sterne Trust to contribute to their exhibition Paint Her to Your Own Mind, an exhibition with 147 artists and writers all contributing their visions of the ravishing Widow Wadman to fill the blank page left by Laurence Sterne in Tristram Shandy. As an ex art student in long-term recovery, …

A Decade of Books in Emojis

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This year marks a decade since the publication of my first book, Cargo Fever. As it is a Sunday morning, and I have nothing else to do, I thought I would mark the occasion by translating the titles of all my books into emoji. I’ve included my forthcoming books (😱🏦🔫) ➕👀 and Elee Kirk’s 📸🏛💭 on the list as well, …

Tanimbar Islands Website

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Recently, I’ve been working through the final proofs of my travel memoir, Stealing With the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia, and the book is coming out from Haus Publishing in a couple of months’ time. But I’ve also been taking time out from proof-reading to re-build from scratch my website about the Tanimbar islands, Tanimbar.org.uk. I set up the …