James Reith

James Reith

Freelance journalist & copywriter.

I have written for The New Yorker and The Guardian, and am part of an award winning UX team at The Co-operative Bank.

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2362 article
The Guardian

The Icelandic publisher that only prints books during a full moon – then burns them

Article discussing Tunglið, a unique Icelandic publisher. On the day of its publication, this was the 2nd most read article in The Guardian's books section.

My article has been shared over 4,300 times. It was shared as a news item by the Poetry Foundation, Nieman Foundation and Vox, republished by The Kathmandu Post in Nepal, and became a story in Italy, Spain, France, Turkey and Iceland.

2928 article
The Guardian

Turkish Delight: can the sexually explicit Dutch classic still shock?

Feature about a new translation of the classic Dutch novel. The publication of my article was covered by the Dutch media.

2285 article
The Guardian

Gil Jordan: the great Belgian detective you've never heard of

Print and online feature about the 2nd English language volume of this classic Belgian comic. It was shared as a news story by The Comics Journal.

937 article
The Guardian

Simon Hanselmann: 'I hate twee art. Life is not nice'

Feature written for The Guardian's G2 supplement. It has been shared 819 times so far and was featured as a news item by The Paris Review.

3310 article
The Guardian

Pride and Prejudice and progress: the best second novels of all time

Article discussing some of the greatest sophomore novels ever written. It was shared 1,134 times.