Garth Cartwright

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.

Books
Apr 7, 2019

Every day is record store day

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.

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Books
Mar 15, 2017

Bulgarian rhapsody: Garth Cartwright on the return of Kapka Kassabova

Bucharest, Sofia, Edinburgh, Mt Roskill....An essay by traveler Garth Cartwright on another exile, Kapka Kassabova, on the occasion of her acclaimed new book.

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