Rodge Glass was born in Manchester and educated at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, where he received both an MLitt and PhD. He has published three novels, No Fireworks (Faber), Hope for Newborns (Faber) and Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs (Tindal Street), a literary biography Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography (Bloomsbury), which won a Somerset Maugham Award, a graphic novel, Dougie's War (Freight) and has edited two collections of stories, The Year of Open Doors (Cargo) and Second Lives (Cargo). Having spent fifteen years in Glasgow, he is now Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, and lives in Manchester. He regularly appears at literary festivals and events throughout the UK, as well as on TV and radio.
"Potentially one of the most perceptive pieces of modern writing to
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"Brilliant writing, the variety of locales, and the bold portrayal of character will delight short story and literary-fiction readers and may create demand for Glass' previous novels." --Booklist