Garth Cartwright is a New Zealand writer living in Peckham, South London. His books include the cult classic Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians (2005), and the strange roadtrip Sweet As: Journeys in a New Zealand Summer. His next book, due to be published soon, is Going For A Song: The Great British Record Shop As Oracle. Garth was born in Auckland in 1964.
Kiwi author Garth Cartwright is on the shortlist for the UK’s prestigious Penderyn Prize – the Booker of music books – and the winner is announced any minute now. His subject? A history of the British record shop.