Penderyn Music Book Prize Shortlist 2017

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The Penderyn Music Book Prize (‘The Mercury Prize of Books’ – The NME) is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles including history, theory, biography, autobiography. The 2017 shortlist was announced at the Boogaloo pub in Highgate, and you can see a video of the announcement by prize organiser, Richard Thomas, here. In attendance were authors Brix Smith …

Penderyn Prize 2017 Long List Announced

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Long-awaited memoirs from musicians Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Marr and Robbie Robertson have all made the longlist for the 2017 Penderyn Music Book Prize. Now in its 3rd year, the prize is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles (history, theory, biography, autobiography). It was recently described as ‘The Mercury Prize of books’ by the NME. The shortlist will …

Penderyn Music Book Prize 2016 Winner Announced

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This year’s winning author is Jon Savage for his book ‘1966: The Year The Decade Exploded’ (Faber). This is the 2nd year for the prize and we are delighted that it has received extended coverage in both the Guardian and the NME. The winner received a cheque for £1000 and a bottle of Penderyn Single Cask single malt whisky at …

2nd Penderyn Music Book Prize Long-list Announced

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The 2nd Penderyn Music Book Prize is nearly upon us. Memoirs from musicians Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and Grace Jones have been long-listed, while biographies of John Peel, Sandy Denny and Tubby Hayes have also made the list. The judging panel is made up of DJ and critic, Stuart Maconie; broadcaster, Annie Nightingale; journalist, Mark Ellen; musicians Green Gartside and …