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

Impending Doom

// My wife and I were recently in Italy. It was a last minute thing, taking advantage of the fact that our daughter was away with her school. So at short notice I found myself standing on the worn streets of Pompeii, somewhere I’d always wanted to go without believing…

Beneath the Bronze

//   The American Civil War statue debate seems to have dropped below the news threshold, at least on this side of the Atlantic. Unless there’s a full blown confrontation, guns and placards on show, madmen reversing cars over people, then it’s not worthy of our collective time. I shouldn’t…

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…

 
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