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

5 British Books To Look Out For In June

British books crossing the pond in June.

5 British Books to Look Out for in May

New books from British authors, all coming out this month!

A Plea to Non-Brits Writing About the UK

A British reader has a few requests for non-Brits writing about the UK.

Our Favourite British Books

Riot writers share some of their favorite British literature.

How to Stay Up To Date with British Book News

Sites, podcasts, and Twitter feeds to follow to stay up-to-date on Brit Lit.

Books We Want to Make the Whole World Read

What book are you an open evangelical for?

Our Favourite Literary Love Stories

For Valentine's Day, Rioters share our favorite love stories from books!

30 Of The Best Travel Memoirs for Your Read Harder 2017 Challenge

Travel memoirs for the Read Harder 2017 task!

8 Novels Crossing the Pond in 2017

Eight novels published in the UK last year that are coming to the US in 2017.

8 British YA Novels To Smuggle Across the Pond in 2017

YA novels from British authors coming in 2017!

The British Books Challenge 2017

Why one reader (and Brit) is going to read my works by British authors this year!

Books to Get You Writing

Resolving to write more this year? These books will help get you started and stay motivated.

In Praise of the Backlist: On (Maybe) Reading More Not-Brand-New Books in 2017

Why one reader is vowing to read more older books this year.

(Some of the) Best 2016 Books from Outside the USA

Some of the best books of the year, originally published outside the US.

Colour Us British: More Gifts for Anglophiles

Grown-up coloring books for anglophiles and Brits!