Off to Walthamstow to see the longlist launch for the Penderyn Music Writing Prize..
6th Penderyn Music Book Prize
Now in its sixth year, the Penderyn Music Book Prize celebrates the very best of the years music books. Previous prize winners include Mark Lewisohn, Jon Savage, Daniel Rachel, Stuart Cosgrove and Shirley Collins.
You are all welcome to join us for a very special event to mark the announcement of the 2019 Penderyn Prize longlist.
On the night, four of this year’s fourteen long-listed authors; Will Birch, Mick Houghton, Ian Penman and Tracey Thorn will discuss their writing with fellow author/historian Travis Elborough and we will announce this year’s best music books.
The Penderyn Music Book Prize is the first UK-based prize specifically for music titles (history, theory, biography, autobiography). The prize is awarded at the annual Laugharne Weekend and is sponsored by Penderyn Distillery. The prize is for UK published books only and was launched in 2015. The winner is announced at the Laugharne Weekend each year.
The long-list is drawn up by a booksellers, musicians, journalists and former prize winning judges.
I promise to report back subsequently, whether anyone wants me to or not..