We're very excited that Tom Watkins' memoir Let's Make Lots of Money: Secrets of a Rich, Fat, Gay, Lucky Bastard has made the Penderyn Music Book Prize Longlist. Tom will be up against the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Marr.
Judging the 2017 award will be comedian and musican Stewart Lee; singer Charlotte Church; joint m.d. at Rough Trade, Geoff Travis; singer and writer Tracey Thorn; musician Eliza Carthy; musician and former singer and guitarist of Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore; and Jane Beese, head of music at the Roundhouse.
Thorn said: “I’m looking forward to judging this prize, which shines a light on great music writing - a genre that often gets overlooked. It’s a strong and varied long list, with a good range of different voices and different perspectives.”
The shortlist will be announced in early March and the winner will be revealed at the Laugharne Weekend Festival on 9th April 2017.
Let's Make Lots of Money was published by Virgin Books in July 2016.