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Rodge Glass

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Contact: [email protected]
Other contact method: [email protected], or through www.rodgeglassauthor.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots
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I am the author of seven books, including the novels No Fireworks, Hope for Newborns and Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs, also Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography. My next book, Michel Faber, is published in 2023. My work has been nominated for ten international awards and I won a Somerset Maugham Award for Nonfiction for my Gray biography. Since Gray’s death in 2019, I continue to work alongside the Alasdair Gray Archive, including curating public events on Gray’s work.  

I have extensive events experience. My books have taken me to literary festivals around the world, while I hugely enjoy Chairing at literary festivals across Scotland, from Aye Write! to Edinburgh to the Boswell Book Festival. Over the last fifteen years, I’ve Chaired established international and Scottish authors. I also curate literary events as Convener of the MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde, where we host diverse writers from near and far, recently including the likes of Chitra Ramaswamy and Makar Kathleen Jamie.

I offer workshops, talks about reading and writing, I visit schools, libraries and community groups, and am equally comfortable presenting the work of others as I am my own.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bibliotherapy; Chairing events; Mentoring; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk

Audience can work with

Adult learners

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Sports; Travel writing; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+