The wider Freight team is extensive but key staff include:
Interim Managing Editor
Robbie Guillory is an honours graduate of Glasgow University and worked in further education before joining Freight Books in 2013. He was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s Emerging Publisher of the Year in 2016. 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.
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.
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).