RODGE GLASS’s debut novel No Fireworks (Faber, 2005) was nominated for four major prizes including the Authors’ Club First Novel Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. This was followed by another novel, Hope for Newborns (Faber, 2008), and soon after by Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography (Bloomsbury, 2008), which gained further nominations, widespread critical acclaim and received a Somerset Maugham Award in 2009. Next, he was co-author of the graphic novel Dougie’s War: A Soldier’s Story along with Dave Turbitt, also nominated for several awards. His last novel, Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs, was published in 2013 by Serpent’s Tail and translated into Italian (66thand2nd, Rome, 2014). Meanwhile, the collection Stories for the Easyjet Generation (Freight, 2013) was translated into Serbian (Rasic Literary Workshop, Belgrade, 2016). Various fiction has also been published in Albanian, Danish, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovenian and Spanish. Recent publications include two chapters in Michel Faber: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2020), in which Glass responds to Faber’s oeuvre first with a creative response short story, ‘In Separate Time’, then with a study on Faber’s poetics of compassion.
Rodge has written extensively for multiple publications, appeared on TV and radio including appearances on Open Book, The One Show and BBC2’s Edinburgh Nights, and appeared at numerous international literary festivals including Rome, New York and Toronto. He is an experienced Editor and is currently Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he is the Convener of the MLitt in Creative Writing.