We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have signed a contract with author Rodge Glass to publish his memoir, Joshua in the Sky, in the Summer 2024. Rodge is the author of eight books including his biography Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography (Bloomsbury), which won the Somerset Maugham Award for Non-Fiction. His most recent book is Michel Faber: The Writer & His Work (Liverpool University Press), and he is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Joshua in the Sky tells the story of one man’s attempt to come to make sense of the death of his nephew from a rare blood condition both share. Having spent a lifetime using reading and writing as a way to face the world while suffering from chronic illnesses including the little understood HHT [hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia], the author seeks to make Joshua in the Sky a kind of reckoning, asking the questions: whose life deserves to be remembered? And how?
We will be announcing more details as and when we have them, but for now we’re so pleased to welcome Rodge to the Taproot family and look forward to the future.
Read the full press release here.
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