Britton Buttrill is a Southern-American writer of fiction, poetry, and plays, currently traveling through France & West Africa. His work explores interracial intimacies, the nature of masculinity, and the legacy of the American South.
His work has been short-listed for the 2017 Nick Darke Award , and he was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference. Britton's fiction is published with samfiftyfour_literary, and he is currently seeking an agent to represent two Southern novels, both of which explore the complexities of interracial love.
As a playwright, his plays have been presented or developed with NYC Fringe Festival, HERE Arts, The Flea, Naked Angels, The New School, ESPA: Primary Stages, Crash Box, Dune Arts Center, Wide-Eyed Productions, Theatre Uzme, MITF, Ego Actus, Atlanta Fringe Festival, and Pinch n' Ouch, among others. His poetry is published in the New York Public Library ‘Zine and Opium Magazine.
Britton’s non-fiction publications include the New York Times,"Tiny Love Stories", New York Theatre Review, and the Percolate Blog. He also writes a Substack newsletter, The Southern Gentle Man, covering travel, lifestyle, and philosophy.
Britton holds an an MFA from The New School and an MA from Brooklyn College. He received his BA from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and studied literature & writing at Trinity College; Oxford University.
Britton is a former high-school English teacher, a lover of boxing and pastel-painting, and he writes all of his first drafts on one of his typewriters. He and his wife split their time between New York, Atlanta, Paris, and Dakar.