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

The Moving Past

//   A very different creative experience this week. Inspired by a couple of book trailers on Amy Bruno’s Historical Fiction site (on which I will be appearing in July) I decided I’d try my hand at a video. My hand pointed out it had never tried anything like this…

My Whirligig

//   ‘What’s a Whirligig?’  It’s the most common question I’m asked when discussing my novel, right up there with ‘What’s it about?’ and ‘How many have you sold?’ I often feel I make hard work of the answer, giving a longwinded and rather literary answer. I usually start with…

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…

 
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