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Edd McCracken

Edd McCracken lives in Scotland, dislikes book spine breakers and loves when small words harmonise to make big ideas. Follow him on Twitter:  @EddMcCracken

A Father Introduces His Newborn Daughter To Books

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

A Father Introduces His Newborn Daughter To Books

Dear Matilda, It’s your dad here. The one without the milk. Please excuse this decidedly old fashioned way of communicating. ...

A Simple Tale About Man Who Hates An Animal: MOBY-DICK in Pop Culture

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

A Simple Tale About Man Who Hates An Animal: MOBY-DICK in Pop Culture

Call me illuminated. I’ve just finished Moby-Dick and, like many before me, I feel like I’ve been on a voyage ...

Dear Library, Forgive Me

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Dear Library, Forgive Me

Dear Library This is not a love letter. This is an apology. Remember when we used to see each other ...

What Writers Are Saying About Scottish Independence

Something wonderful and terrifying is stirring in Scotland. Voters will go to the polls on Thursday to answer a deceptively ...

How To Tell A Loved One Their Favourite Book Sucks

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

The World Cup Reading List – The Best Books About Soccer

For several years there was a quiz night in Edinburgh whose very existence offended me. Because it was a quiz ...

How To Tell A Loved One Their Favourite Book Sucks

Trust me when I say it started as an act of fidelity. I wanted to read my wife’s favourite book, ...

Literary Tourism: Berlin

Berlin is the ground zero of 20th century history. One cold and two searing world wars revolved around Germany’s capital ...

Stories of the Impossible – An interview with Patrick Ness

According to Patrick Ness, the extraordinary happens every day. Not only is it a handy subheading for his new book, ...

In Conversation with Neil Gaiman

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Confessions of a Booker Prize Judge

It is possible that the life of every Man Booker Prize judge ends in this way: sitting quietly in a ...

The Book Riot Podcast, Interlude #1: Neil Gaiman

  The Book Riot Podcast, Interlude #1: Neil Gaiman We interrupt our normal podcast format to bring you a special ...