Book of the Year: Five Years Ahead of My Time

Seth Bovey's Five Years Ahead Of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present has been selected as Best Book of the Year by writers at Shindig! Magazine. In the magazine's 2019 writers' poll, the book prevailed ahead of a host of popular music books released this year.

In accepting the award, author Seth Bovey said: "I am deeply moved to find out that my book has been selected as the Best Book of the Year by Shindig! Magazine. It is very gratifying to know that a group of fellow music writers has found the book to be worthwhile, and some of the credit is due to the team at Reaktion Books for helping to shape the book into its present form."

For the first time, Five Years Ahead Of My Time tells the story of this explosive musical phenomenon, from the rough-hewn instrumentals of the 1950s to the electric songs of The White Stripes today. Find out more about the book on our website.

Founded by Jon 'Mojo' Mills in 1992, Shindig! Magazine is an influential monthly music magazine that explores music and pop culture from the late 1960s to today.