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, The Paris Review, The Herald, The Scotsman and 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, and a nonfiction book called Things Have Changed: Essays on Doubt.
Rodge is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, also the Convener of the MLitt in Creative Writing. You can find an ‘Under the Spotlight’ interview with Rodge conducted on his appointment in January 2020 here.
He is also an experienced editor of over twenty novels and short story collections.