Claire Handscombe

Claire Handscombe moved from Europe to DC in 2012, ostensibly to study for an MFA in Creative Writing, but actually – let’s be honest – because of an obsession with The West Wing. She is the author of Unscripted, a novel about a young woman with a celebrity crush and a determined plan, and the editor of Walk With Us: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives. She also hosts the Brit Lit Podcast, a fortnightly show of news and views from British books and publishing. Blog: the Brit Lit Blog. Twitter: @BookishClaire

Our Valentine’s Cards to Literary Characters

What would your Valentine's card to a literary character say? From our Valentines to Amy Dunne from Gone Girl to Precious from Push, here's what we have to say to the characters we love.

How to Crowdfund a Book: 32 More or Less Helpful Tips

A writer who recently had her book picked up by UK publisher Unbound, which crowdfunds its books, has some advice for writers considering the crowdfunding option.

5 British Books to Look Out For in the US in February

British books coming out in the US in February!

12 British Books Crossing the Pond in 2018

British books published last year that are coming to the US in 2018.

9 British YA Novels to Smuggle Across the Pond in 2018

Bypass borders and smuggle these 2018 British YA novels across the pond.

5 British Books To Look Out For in the US in January

Look out for these British books coming to the US in January.

Our Biggest Bookish Achievements of 2017

Rioters discuss some of their biggest bookish achievements from 2017. Do you have a bookish resolution for the upcoming year?

Our Best 2017 Reads From Outside the USA

The UK, Angola, France--we chose some of our favorite 2017 reads from outside the USA.

6 Great Bookish Podcast Episodes From 2017

The best bookish bits from the best bookish podcasts.

Cover Face Off: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Do you prefer the UK or US covers of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine?

Our Favourite British Reads of the Year

From AS YOU WISH by Cary Elwes to WHO WAS CHANGED AND WHO WAS DEAD by Barbara Comyns, Rioters pick their favorite British reads they picked up in 2017.

Colour Us British: 2017 Edition

Get your colo(u)ring on with these British colo(u)ring books.

3 British Books to Look Out For in December

New books coming out in the US in December.

15 Excellent Bookish Podcasts Launched in 2017

New and excellent literary podcasts launched this year, from Book Riot and beyond.

What I’ve Learned From Rounding Up British Book News Every Day For A Year

A British ex-pat rounded-up British book news for a year--here's what she learned.