RODGE GLASS is the author of the novels No Fireworks (Faber, 2005), Hope for Newborns (Faber, 2008) and Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs (Serpent’s Tail, 2012) as well as a graphic novel, Dougie’s War (Freight, 2010, written with Dave Turbitt), LoveSexTravelMusik: Stories for the EasyJet Generation (Freight, 2013) and Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography (Bloomsbury, 2008) His work has been nominated for numerous awards, both national and international, including the Authors’ Club Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Frank O’Connor Award and the Saltire Award, and he won a Somerset Maugham Award for Non-Fiction in 2009. Rodge has also written for The Guardian, 3am magazine, The Herald, The Scotsman, The List and many others. His various fictions have been translated into Albanian, Danish, German, Hebrew, Spanish and Slovenian, and he has appeared at international literary festivals around the world, including New York, Toronto and Rome. His novel Voglio la Testa di Ryan Giggs was published in Italian (66thand2nd, Roma) in 2014, and the short story collection Price za Izidzet generaciju was published in Serbian (Rasic Literary Workshop, Belgrade) in 2016. He is currently writing his next novel, Once a Great Leader.
Rodge is a Reader in Literary Fiction at Edge Hill University, Lancashire. You can find his academic profile here. He is also an experienced editor of over twenty novels and short story collections, and is currently Co-Director of Edge Hill University Press.