Will Buckingham


Country: UK

Will Buckingham is a philosopher, anthropologist and writer across multiple genres. He is interested in the places where stories intersect and philosophies cross-pollinate, those points of cultural encounter where new and surprising possibilities emerge. He is the author of Stealing with the Eyes, a memoir of anthropology, art, sickness, witchcraft, and unpaid debts, set in the Tanimbar islands of Indonesia.

Supported by The British Council. 

Will Buckingham adalah seorang filsuf, antropolog, dan penulis berbagai genre. Ia tertarik pada tempat-tempat di mana banyak cerita bisa saling berkaitan dan filosofi dapat diungkap, tempat yang bisa menciptakan pertemuan antara banyak kebudayaan, di mana kemungkinan-kemungkinan baru dan mengenjutkan bisa saja muncul. Ia adalah penulis Stealing with the Eyes, sebuah memoar tentang antropologi, seni, rasa sakit, ilmu hitam, dan hutang yang belum dilunasi, yang berlatar belakang di kepulauan Tanimbar di Indonesia.

Didukung oleh The British Council. 

Appearing in

Main Program: Islands of Inspiration

Indonesia comprises more than 17,000 islands and has been attracting artists and writers from abroad for centuries. Hailing from India, the USA and the UK, these writers found infinite inspiration …


Festival Club: Stealing with the Eyes

In 1994, Will Buckingham travelled to the Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province as a trainee anthropologist. He recounts life-changing encounters with three craftsmen and their histories, myths and …


Main Program: The Big Read: Journeys

It’s one of life’s pleasures: having someone read to you. Let your imagination wander with some of UWRF’s finest storytellers as they share tales of adventure, stories of discovery and …


Workshop: Writing and Ethics

Whether you are a poet, a novelist, or a nonfiction writer, questions of ethics are inescapable. This workshop is about what words can do, the trouble they can cause, and …


Special Event: Long Table Dinner: Edible Indonesia

Indonesia inspires many of UWRF’s writers, and its cuisine is celebrated by the chefs at Lumbung Restaurant at Desa Visesa. We’re bringing them together for a long table dinner where …