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The Team

The wider Freight team is extensive but key staff include:

Adrian Searle

Adrian Searle

Publisher

In addition to an undergraduate degree from Edinburgh University, Adrian also graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing from Glasgow University in 2008. He is Publisher at Freight Books, Scottish Publisher of the Year 2015. He was a founding editor of Gutter, the magazine of new Scottish writing. Adrian has also authored a number of award-winning humour and non-fiction books, including 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle, If Dogs Could Swear, Look Up Glasgow, Look Up Edinburgh and Catology. Adrian writes for the national press and appears on radio regularly. Prior to co-founding Freight Design in 2001, he was Marketing Controller of a six hundred shop retail chain. He spent a year as the first Communications Director of National Theatre of Scotland. He has also held roles in advertising, design and economic development. He is currently a board member of Publishing Scotland.

Fiona Brownlee

Fiona Brownlee

International Rights and Press

Fiona Brownlee has spent 24 years in sales, press and marketing in the publishing industry, latterly at board director level. She worked at Pavilion Books and Midas PR in London before becoming Marketing Director at Mainstream Books in Edinburgh, part of the Random House Group. Fiona was on the board of the Edinburgh International Book Festival for ten years and is a committee member of the Publishers’ Publicity Circle.

Fiona works with Freight Books part time, representing the company at international book fairs across the world and manages press relations.

Robbie Guillory

Robbie Guillory

Production Editor

Robbie Guillory is an honours graduate of Glasgow University and worked in further education before joining Freight Books in 2013. Robbie oversees the production process for the vast majority of Freight Books’ titles, alongside maintaining trade relationships. Robbie is also a successful published author of humour books, his titles including In Rude Health, which to date has sold 80,000 copies, Cyclists: a spotter’s guide and Dog Owners: a spotter’s guide. He currently serves on Publishing Scotland’s Trade Liaison Committee.

Rodge Glass

Rodge Glass

Associate Editorial Director

Rodge Glass is the author of three novels, No Fireworks (Faber, 2005), Hope for Newborns (Faber, 2008) and Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs (Tindal Street, 2012), a literary biography, Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography (Bloomsbury, 2008), which won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2009, a story collection, LoveSexTravelMusik (Freight, 2015) and the graphic novel (with Dave Turbitt) Dougie’s War. He is currently Reader in English Literature and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. Rodge is a very experienced editor of novels and stories. He also edited the anthologies, A Year of Open Doors (Cargo, 2010), Second Lives (Cargo, 2012) and Head Land – Ten years of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize (Freight, 2016).