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

Best of Book Riot: Why Books Provide Ballast

To celebrate the end of the year, we’re running some of our favorite posts from the last six months. We’ll ...

Best of Book Riot: A Bookish Wedding Retold

To celebrate the end of the year, we’re running some of our favorite posts from the last six months. We’ll ...

Beyond the Headlines – The Best Untold Book Stories of 2012

Millions of years after the world ends in late December 2012, alien archaeologists picking through the debris of humanity might ...

Vote Books! 13 Literary Quotes to Take to the Polls

Dear America, Has it really been four years? Has it been that long since you were here, hands wavering over ...

In Praise of Hilary Mantel

And just like that, Hilary Mantel became a national treasure. To win one Man Booker Prize is fortunate, to win ...

A Director’s Cut of HARRY POTTER? No, Thanks.

In an interview with the BBC last week JK Rowling revealed she toys with the idea of doing a director’s ...

THE BOOK RIOT 50: #1 Sixteen Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else

To celebrate Book Riot’s  first birthday on Monday, we’re running our best 50 posts from our first year this week. ...

THE BOOK RIOT 50: #13 The Secret Lives of Bookmarks

To celebrate Book Riot’s  first birthday on Monday, we’re running our best 50 posts from our first year this week. ...

The Book Riot 50: #50 Welcome to the Library of Fictional Fiction

To celebrate Book Riot’s  first birthday on Monday, we’re running our best 50 posts from our first year this week. ...

We Are All Roald Dahl’s Children

Today is Roald Dahl’s birthday. That garden shed-dwelling genius of children’s literature would be a ripe old 96 were he ...

Why Books Provide Ballast

Among the many nuggets of fine prose in Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, one stood out. Great writing gives articulation to ...

Here Comes the Scribe: A Bookish Wedding Retold

Reader, I married her. Wearing tweed. Surrounded by vintage books. Pablo Neruda was there. As was Robert Burns. A Latin ...

Sixteen MORE Things Calvin and Hobbes Said Better Than Anyone Else

It seems a lot of people have a lot of love for Calvin and Hobbes. When I compiled the first ...

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Redux

Alan Moore will hate this post. He seems to despise anyone tampering with his work. It is, after all, the ...

Dancing In The Library: The Great Bookish Songbook – Vol. 2

My mission is a simple but powerful one: to create the greatest list of songs with literary connections in all ...