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

Emerson and I

//   I never met Colonel Samuel Emerson Opdycke, but I’d like to say he’s a friend of mine. Earlier this month I wrote a piece for Georgia based Historical-Fiction.com about a writer’s dilemma when it comes to representing history within fiction. It prompted me to think a little deeper…

The Dog Days of April

// My dog, Duffy, has a part in ‘Annie the Musical’ with our local theatre company. It’s a big deal in our house. Like all well-loved dogs, Duffy is the best dog in the world. She has no previous experience of treading the boards so it’s come as a bit…

Living with my Imagination

// I’ve been learning to co-habit with my novel, Whirligig. We’ve moved in together. There are two copies now, a third having moved out after a brief stay. It’s weird. I’ll wander into the lounge and there they’ll be, lounging. Or they might have found their separate ways to the…

 
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