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Richard Buxton

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Richard lives with his family in the South Downs, Sussex, England. He completed an MA in Creative Writing at Chichester University in 2014. He has an abiding relationship with America, having studied at Syracuse University, New York State, in the late eighties.

His short stories have won the Exeter Story Prize, the Bedford International Writing Competition and the Nivalis Short Story Award.

Richard’s first novel, Whirligig, was published in 2017 and shortlisted for the Rubery International Book Award. His second novel, The Copper Road, was published in July 2020.

To learn more about Richard’s writing visit www.richardbuxton.net.
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Richard Buxton I'm currently working on my third novel, Tigers in Blue, the final installment of the Shire's Union trilogy following on from Whirligig and The Copper…moreI'm currently working on my third novel, Tigers in Blue, the final installment of the Shire's Union trilogy following on from Whirligig and The Copper Road. I had hoped to get over to America and Tennessee to research in 2020 but that's not proved practical. Hopefully I'll manage it in 2021.(less)
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I dabbled in my teens but then let life get in the way. In my mid forties I realized I needed a creative outlet to counteract my day job in IT which at the best of times is still pretty dry. I started evening classes and the rest is history, well, historical fiction...(less)
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It’s not easy writing battle scenes (as Kermit might sing). They are a crisis in the story; possibly the piece of history that inspired the book; the climactic moment of danger for the characters I’ve sent into the breach. I’ve reached this point once more while writing Tigers in Blue, my hands held anxiously above my keyboard, like a soldier with an itchy trigger-finger before the charge. We

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