Dr Roger Glass

Senior Lecturer


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.


'On speculation' : after Dept. of Speculation
Glass Rodge
New Writing Scotland Issue 40 (2022) (2022)
Alasdair Gray & the transnational local
Glass Rodge
3rd World Congress of Scottish Literatures, pp. 1-9 (2022)
Michel Faber : The Writer and his Work
Glass Rodge
Writers & their Work Writers & their Work (2022)
Erasure and Reinstatement : Gray the Artist, Across Space and Form
Glass Rodge
Scottish Writing After Devolution Edges of the New (2022) (2022)
On Waves
Glass Rodge
Epoch International Journal of Creative Nonfiction Vol 1, pp. 64-74 (2022)
'In Separate Time' after The Book of Strange New Things
Glass Rodge
Michel Faber Critical Essays (2020) (2020)

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The 2nd International Alasdair Gray Conference
In Conversation with Andrew O'Hagan
Kasim Ali, Catherine Prasifka & Ashley Hickson-Lovence - Debut Authors at Aye Write Book Festival
Bernard McLaverty - The Books That Made Me
Towards the 2nd International Alasdair Gray Conference at the French Society for Scottish Studies
Andrew O'Hagan - Interview about novel Mayflies

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