Richard Buxton

About me

I am a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing programme at Chichester University. My first novel, Whirligig, set in the American Civil War was longlisted for the 2016 HNS prize and will be published in April 2017. My short stories have won the Exeter Story Prize, the Bedford International Writing Competition and the Nivalis Short Story Award.

From my website

Hindfulness

// The battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, just across the state line from Chattanooga, was principally fought on the 19th and 20th of September, 1863. I could barely say the word Chickamauga five years ago; now it’s a place to which I feel strongly attached. I wrote about it in my…

A Room Without a View

//   36 ° 6’ N, 4 ° 44’ W. This is where I was when I finished my second novel, The Copper Road. I always like to know where I am. My first degree was in geography so perhaps that’s why. I finished the book on August 28th. For…

Starting Point

//   As part of my US blog tour, Jenny Quinlan at ‘Let Them Read Books’ asked me if I had any real life inspiration for the main character in Whirligig. He is called Shire. I was happy to answer, involving as it does a connection to my father, but…

 
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