Rodge Glass is the author of the novels No Fireworks (Faber, 2005) and Hope for Newborns (Faber, 2008), as well as Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography (Bloomsbury, 2008), which received a Somerset Maugham Award in 2009.
Recently, he was co-author of the graphic novel Dougie’s War: A Soldier’s Story (Freight, 2010), which was nominated for several awards. He is currently a Programme Leader in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, also Associate Editor at Freight Books.
His last novel, Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs, was published in April 2012 by the multi-award winning Tindal Street Press, then as a paperback by Serpent’s Tail, and it appeared as Voglio la testa di Ryan Giggs in April 2013 (6th and 2nd, Roma).
His latest book, LoveSexTravelMusik, was published by Freight Books in April 2013 and was nominated for the International Frank O’Connor Award. His fiction has been published in Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Danish and Italian.
James Byrne was born in 1977. His most recent poetry collections are White Coins (Arc Publications, 2015) and Everything Broken Up Dances (Tupelo, 2015). He is Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University. Byrne is the editor of The Wolf, an internationally-renowned poetry magazine, which he co-founded in 2002. He won the Treci Trg poetry festival prize in Serbia and his Selected Poems: The Vanishing House was published in Belgrade. Byrne lives in Liverpool and is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. His poems have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Burmese and Chinese and he is the International Editor for Arc Publications.
Robert Sheppard was born in 1955. His most recent poetry collections are History or Sleep: Selected Poems (Shearsman, 2015) and Petrarch 3 (Crater Press, 2017). He is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at Edge Hill University.
Recently, the two co-editors of our upcoming anthology Atlantic Drift have been published in the Indian journal Poetry at Sangam, in a special issue edited by Ranjit Hoskote. Read more about Robert Sheppard and James Byrne’s work in the July issue at: