Taproot author Rodge Glass wins Anne Brown Prize with essay from Joshua in the Sky

We were thrilled to see Rodge Glass awarded the Anne Brown Prize at Wigtown over the weekend for ‘On the Covenant’, an essay which forms part of Rodge’s book Joshua in the Sky – a remarkable piece of work we have the privilege of publishing next year.

The £1,500 prize was established in 2021 by the family of the late BBC Scotland journalist and festival chair Anne Brown and celebrates the best literary essay by a Scottish writer.  

‘On the Covenant’ explores Rodge’s relationship with his Jewish family and the idea of what belonging and the ties of blood truly mean. It forms part of Joshua in the Sky, at once a family memoir and a memorial to a short life. Moving between searching explorations of one family’s blood legacy and a series of playful, humorous studies of individual poems, novels, songs and works of art, Joshua tells the story of one man’s attempt to come to make sense of the death of his baby nephew from a rare blood condition both share. It will be published Summer 2024.

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