Who we are

Wind and Bones is a project run by Dr. Hannah Stevens and Dr. Will Buckingham. We both have extensive experience as writers and workshop leaders. Find out more about us below.

Hannah Stevens

Hannah is a short story writer. She has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Leicester. Her first book-length collection, In Their Absence, will be published by Roman Books in autumn 2019. Her chapbook The Perseids is forthcoming from TSS press in early 2019. Hannah’s first short story collection, Without Makeup and Other Stories, was published by Crystal Clear Creators in 2012, and her stories have been anthologised in books from Valley Press (High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories) and Unthank Books (Unthology 10), and published in a wide range of literary journals.

Hannah has taught creative writing in the community, in schools and most recently at the University of Leicester. Hannah has also has worked for years in the voluntary and charity sectors. For several years she was a a trustee for the charity Trade Sexual Health, and she has substantial experience of working on projects relating to gender, equality and LGBTQ+ issues.

You can find out more about Hannah on her personal website.

Will Buckingham

Will is a writer with two decades of experience running workshops in writing, philosophy and creativity. He has a PhD in philosophy from Staffordshire University, and a masters degree in social anthropology. He has been Reader in Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University, visiting professor at the Parami Institute, Yangon, and visiting scholar at Sichuan University. He has also worked on a wide range of grassroots and community-based projects. He writes fiction, creative non-fiction and books for children.

He has published extensively. He is currently working on a book for Granta called Hello Stranger, about finding creative ways to respond to living in a world of many strangers. His other books include a children’s novel, Lucy and the Rocket Dog with Knopf (2017), the creative nonfiction book Stealing with the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia (Haus Publishing, 2018), and a manual for novelists (Teach Yourself: Complete Write a Novel Course). He was also contributor to Dorling Kindersley’s globally bestselling The Philosophy Book and to their forthcoming Philosophers: Their Lives and Works. There’s more information about Will’s work on his personal website. He is represented by Emma Finn at C+W Agency in London.