Writing about travel, culture, society, education and well-being.
I was a contributor to DK's globally bestselling "The Philosophy Book", for which I wrote the chapters on modern and contemporary philosophy (from Nietzsche to Žižek).
I am the author of Stealing With the Eyes, a book about art, anthropology and the power of storytelling in East Indonesia. The book has been reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement: “Buckingham writes compellingly about cultural appropriation and the power imbalances that so often colour anthropological endeavour. . . . Stealing with the Eyes is powerful. Buckingham has a wonderful eye for detail, and the tale he has woven is gripping.”
I was consultant for CobaltID, working on the Dorling Kindersley book "Philosophers: Their Lives and Works." I was responsible for revising the suggested content to account for more global audiences, as well as for writing chapters on a number of non-Western philosophers.
A book on philosophy and happiness for a general readership. Also to be published in Chinese.
I was editor and co-writer for this posthumous academic book, bringing the late Dr. Elee Kirk's important research on children and museums to a wider audience.
I wrote a picture book text for Scholastic in the UK. The book is about storytelling, friendship and adventures. It has been translated into Turkish, Chinese, Afrikaans, Finnish and German.
A novel in sixty-four stories—moving between fiction and non fiction, storytelling, philosophy and travel writing—based on the ancient Chinese book, the I Ching. Published by Earnshaw Books in 2015.
A commissioned book for Hachette. A comprehensive guide to writing novel-length fiction from the first ideas to publication.
Lucy and the Rocket dog is a middle-grade book published by Penguin Random House. It is about dogs, science and the here, there and everywhereness of space.
A piece I wrote for the BBC on a military operation in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's capital, to move 1000 ghosts.
A piece in the SEA Globe about Yangon, gentrification, witchcaft, and the trouble with foreigners.
A piece commissioned by Medium in-house publication Human Parts on creativity and the art of staring into space.
Article on Greek Philosophy for Aquila children's magazine.
An article on the Chinese Yijing or Book of Changes, and the nature of creativity.
A book chapter for Bloomsbury on the Chinese thinker Liu Xie, writing, and well-being. My contribution is chapter 14 of the book.
An article for the Times Higher Education on talent, writing and pedagogy.
A piece I wrote for The Startup on Medium.com. The best writers are the luckiest writers. But creative luck can be learned and cultivated.
An article for Aeon Magazine on art and anthropology in Indonesia.
A piece for Aquila children's magazine about the ethics of keeping pets.
A piece I wrote for the Lowestoft Chronicle, about an encounter in the Chinese city of Baoji, or Precious Treasure Chicken.
A piece on alternative medicine practices in the remote Tanimbar islands of Indonesia.
A travel piece on a little-known sufi shrine in Pakistan.
An excerpt from my book Stealing With the Eyes (Haus publications 2018), published in the Asian Review of Books.
An article on travel in the north of Pakistan.
I wrote a chapter for Coffee (Grounds for Debate): Philosophy for Everyone, published by Blackwell Wiley. My chapter, "Three Cups: The Anatomy of a Wasted Afternoon" is about ethics, coffee drinking, and the social spaces of cafes.
I wrote a course on philosophy and happiness for Highbrow, the wonderful email-based educational platform. The course explores philosophies of happiness from the ancient world down to the present.
An email-based course for Highbrow, introducing philosophy from the ancient world to the present day.
An email course on women in philosophy for the Highbrow platform.
A piece I wrote for The Startup on Medium.com. Feeding your creativity by cultivating more laziness. Some timeless advice from 13th century China.
A story commissioned by BBC Radio4 in conjunction with the Birmingham Book Festival.