Darryl W. Bullock wins Penderyn Music Book Prize 2022 for his book, ‘The Velvet Mafia’

Jon Media, Penderyn Prize

The Penderyn Music Book Prize, now celebrating its 8th year, 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. Darryl W. Bullock, 2022‘s winning author for ‘The Velvet Mafia’ (Omnibus) said:‘I am …

Paphides Penderyn Prize 2021

Pete Paphides wins Penderyn Music Book Prize 2021

Jon Penderyn Prize

The Penderyn Music Book Prize 2021 has been won by the wonderful autobiography, ‘Broken Greek’ by rock journalist Pete Paphides, published by Quercus Books. Pete Paphides said: ‘My celebrations began the day I learned that Broken Greek to had made it onto the shortlist of nominees for the 7th Annual Penderyn Prize – among authors, musicians and broadcasters whose work …

Penderyn Prize Short List Books 2020

Penderyn Prize Short List Announced

Jon Tregenna Media, Penderyn Prize

The Penderyn Music Book Prize is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles including history, theory, biography, autobiography. It was launched in 2015, and is now in its 6th year. The shortlist for this year’s Pendeyrn Music Book Prize has been announced by organiser Richard Thomas, at the Boogaloo pub in Highgate, London. The winner will be announced at …

Penderyn Prize Long List Montage 2020

The 6th Penderyn Prize – 2020 Judges & Long List Announced

Jon Tregenna Media, National Press, Penderyn Prize

The Penderyn Music Book Prize, now celebrating its 6th year, is the first UK-based prize specifically for music titles, including history, theory, biography, and autobiography, with the NME calling it, ‘The Mercury Prize For Books.’ Organiser Richard Thomas: ‘It’s long been an oddity that while there are prizes for the best sports book of the year, the best travel book, …

Penderyn Music Book Prize Shortlist 2018

Penderyn Music Book Prize Shortlist

Jon Tregenna Media, Penderyn Prize, Whisky Business

The shortlist for 2018’s Penderyn Music Book Prize was announced by organiser Richard Thomas (see pic below) at the Boogaloo pub in Highgate, London on Tuesday 6th March. The shortlist is: Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg (Faber), First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger (Faber) and Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni …

Penderyn Prize 2017

Penderyn Prize 2017 – Winner Announced

Jon Tregenna Penderyn Prize

The Mercury Prize of Books’ – NME The Penderyn Music Book Prize is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles including history, theory, biography, autobiography. The 2017 award ceremony took place at the Laugharne Weekend, on Sunday 9th April. The winner was Daniel Rachel for ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ (Picador) He is pictured above (from left to right), …

Penderyn Music Book Prize Shortlist 2017

Jon Tregenna Media, Penderyn Prize

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

Jon Tregenna Media, Penderyn Prize

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

Jon Tregenna Media, Penderyn Prize

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 …