Stuart Cosgrove won the 2018 Penderyn Music Book Prize, which is given "specifically for music titles (history, theory, biography, autobiography)" published in the U.K., for Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul ,the "second book in his 'epic trilogy' about soul music and social change in three American cities during three crucial years," the Bookseller reported. The winner receives a check for £1,000 (about $1,425) and a bottle of Penderyn Single Cask Whiskey.
Cosgrove said: "Winning this award, amongst such formidable competition, is a privilege. It reflects the widespread public interest in popular social history and soul music. It also highlights the range of books being published independently in Scotland. I am delighted to accept the award. I have a passionate belief in the creativity of small nations and see Penderyn as a very inspiring example of that."