The longlist for the second Penderyn Music Book Prize has just been announced and three Aitken Alexander authors have been nominated: David Cavanagh for Good Night and Good Riddance: How 35 Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Life (Faber), Dave Haslam for Life After Dark: A History of British Music Nightclubs & Music Venues (Simon & Schuster) and Peter Doggett for Electric Shock: From the Gramophone To The iPhone – 125 Years of Pop Music (Bodley Head).
The judging panel is made up of DJ and critic, Stuart Maconie; broadcaster, Annie Nightingale; journalist, Mark Ellen; musicians Green Gartside and Eliza Carthy; actor and writer, Robin Ince and music critic, Jude Rogers.
The prize is organised by Richard Thomas, founder of the Laugharne Weekend Festival, and is sponsored by Welsh whisky company Penderyn, who has its distillery in the village of Penderyn nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons.
The winner will be announced at the Laugharne Weekend Festival on 3rd April 2016 and will receive £1000 and a bottle of Penderyn Single Cask single malt.
The full list is available here: