Bad Language in collaboration with Freight Books are proud to present Rodge Glass who will be launching his collection of short stories, ‘LoveSexTravelMusik’ at the Bakerie Tasting Store in the heart of the Northern Quarter, on May 9th.


Rodge Glass is the author of the crticially acclaimed Manchester United focussed novel, ‘Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs’ which The Guardian called, “an intriguing look at football’s strange, quasi-religious hold over the men who contort their faces in anguish and ecstasy every Saturday afternoon.”


His latest collection examines the EasyJet generation, and has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. Traveller Magazine called it, “Beautiful, profound, sometimes heartbreaking, this literary triumph shows the levelling impact of low-cost travel, from the lads’ weekend in Eastern Europe that spirals out of control to the middle-aged woman considering local love options in Tunisia.”


He will launch the novel at The Bakerie Tasting Store with support from flash fiction pioneer David Gaffney, and Anneliese Mackintosh who was featured most recently in the ‘Best British Short Stories 2013’


Bad Language co-founder Daniel Carpenter said of the event, “This is a chance for audiences to see three of the most exciting and innovative authors in the North West at one of the most unique venues in the city centre.”


The event will be free to attend, and will start at 19:30.




Rodge Glass is the author of the novels No Fireworks and Hope for Newborns, as well as Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, which received a Somerset Maugham Award in 2009. He was co-author of the graphic novel Dougie’s War: A Soldier’s Story, which was nominated for several awards. In April 2012, his novel ‘Bring me the Head of Ryan Giggs’ was published to critical acclaim, and his latest book is a collection of short stories, ‘Lovesextravelmusik’.


Anneliese Mackintosh has had her work published in Edinburgh Review, Gutter, Outside of a Dog, The Year of Open Doors, From Glasgow to Saturn, and in US literary journals Zygote in my Coffee, Up The Staircase Quarterly, and Citizens For Decent Literature, as well as broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland.


David Gaffney is the author of three critically acclaimed micro-fiction collections – Sawn-off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007) and Edgehill Prize-longlisted The Half-life Of Songs (2010) – and novel Never Never (2008). His new collection of short stories, More Sawn-off Tales, is out in May 2013. He comes from Cleator Moor in West Cumbria, and now lives in Manchester.

Freight Books is a new imprint focused on publishing high quality fiction for an English speaking readership. They are committed to publishing work by established writers, brilliant debuts, short story collections, forgotten classics, occasional novels-in-translation and, from time to time, poetry collections. As with their sister publication, Gutter, Scotland’s leading magazine of new writing, Freight’s publications are characterised by brilliant writing, scrupulous editing and the highest standards of presentation.

You can let us know you’re coming by joining the Facebook event.

2 thoughts on “LoveSexTravelMusik

  1. simonsylvester says:

    Reblogged this on Simon Sylvester and commented:
    Readers and writers in Manchester should make the time to see this: Rodge Glass and Anneliese Mackintosh are great readers, and Freight are a brilliant publisher. Should be a smasher.

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