Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs

Last November in Issue 17 of From Glasgow to Saturn, we brought you an exclusive extract from a work-in-progress by Rodge Glass called Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs . We’ve just heard that the novel has been bought by Tindal Street Press with plans to publish in 2012.

From thebookseller.com:

Tindal Street Press has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a book about an obsessive ex-professional footballer’s relationship with Manchester United player Ryan Giggs.

Senior editor bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs by Rodge Glass from Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates. Tindal Street plans to publish in April 2012.

Brown said: “This is an ambitious novel about football and family which voices a  once-professional footballer’s destructive obsession with Manchester United and Ryan Giggs. The variety of writing and psychological insight is brilliant.”

Glass won the Somerset Maugham prize for his biography of Alistair Gray and has had two novels previously published by Faber.

So well done, Rodge! We are delighted to have been trusted with the piece and look forward to seeing the book on our shelves next year.

Until then, you can check out the extract in Issue 17.

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