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 Story Harvest

// People have been sending me stories lately; lots and lots of them. I'm a story magnet. This isn't some random cosmic aberration, it's because I'm helping to run a short story competition on behalf of the Steyning Festival and the West Sussex Writers. As the final day for entries…

Today Worthing, Tomorrow the World

// It’s been a while since my last post. This is entirely due to re-entering the world of full-time work. It’s been a tough adjustment. No sympathy cards, please.  Gone are the morning dog walks where I mused on the day’s writing ahead. Instead it’s a 6:30 rise and my…

Not Being Welsh

// Almost all of the time, I’m not Welsh, but on December 2nd, I was Welsh for the entire day. I was Welsh walking the spaniels early with my sister-in-law by the sea. I was Welsh on the train with my brother and nephew from Llanelli to Cardiff amongst assorted…

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