Johnny Rodger is a writer and critic, and Professor of Urban Literature at the Glasgow School of Art. He is a founder member of the Leverhulme International Network of Contemporary Studies, and has been working on putting Political Animal together since 2016. His collection of essays published in journals on architecture, literature & the city are at http:// radar.gsa.ac.uk/view/creators/260.html He is editor of The Drouth Literary/Arts journal. Published books include fiction such as The Auricle (1995), g haun(s)Q (1996) and redundant (1998), and scholarly works Contemporary Glasgow (Rutland Press, 1999), Gillespie Kidd & Coia 1956-87 (RIAS, 2007), Tartan Pimps: Gordon Brown, Margaret Thatcher and the New Scotland (2010),and The Red Cockatoo: James Kelman & the Art of Commitment (2011). His latest books The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity (Routledge), and Spaces of Justice: The Architecture of the Scottish Court (FD Univ Press) were published in 2015 and 2017 respectively.