My name is James Riding and I'm a journalist. I read English at Magdalen College, Oxford and I have an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City, University of London. 
I have contributed essays, interviews and book reviews to Prospect, Literary Review, The London Magazine, Review 31 and New Critique, on topics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Ovid, Beckett and the East India Company.

I am currently editorial assistant at the real estate publication React News, where I regularly contribute to features, news and interview pieces. My other news bylines include the Hackney Gazette, Hampstead & Highgate Express and Brent & Kilburn Times. I have reported on fintech, private equity companies, UK drill music, Paris' business district, film studios, community kitchens and how 9/11 changed Manhattan forever.

Below is a selection of my writing.

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My long read 'The Flood Leads on to Fortune' in The London Magazine (October 2020)


In 2019, I assisted A. N. Wilson with research and fact-checking for his book The Mystery of Charles Dickens (2020).


My first piece for Literary Review (2019)

© James Riding 2021