Come celebrate the words and music of Leonard Cohen with Sylvie Simmons, author of one OF THE most critically acclaimed biographies on this legendary artist. Enjoy an evening interview by Simon Sweetman onstage about his life’s work done in collaboration with Tui Folk Album Of 2012 nominees French For Rabbits who will perform live interpretations our favorite songs.
The new book “I’m Your Man” by Sylvie Simmons reveals that Leonard Cohen is a man with many talents. This major, soul-searching biography finally gets to the heart of what makes this Montreal troubadour so fascinating and compelling.
The newly released nonfiction novel I’m Your Man: The Life of Léonard Coehn paints an intimate portrait into the life experiences which have inspired one of Canada’s most famous songwriters. As described in The Independent , “Simmons has written other books about singers but her account feels fresh because she was given access to previously unseen notebooks.” Much like its author, who wrote for Mojo Magazine as well as Vanity Fair before becoming editor at large at Penguin Books UK.
Sylvie Simmons is a well-recognized music journalist who has won awards for her work. She was born in London but moved to Los Angeles at the end of the 1970s, where she wrote about rock and roll music first for Sounds magazine then Rolling Stone, Guardian, Kerrang!, MOJO etc. Recently released are some fiction books like Too Weird For Ziggy as well as nonfiction works such as I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen that have been very successful among readers all over the world.
The legendary poet and musician behind songs like ‘Suzanne’, ‘Bird on the Wire’ ,and Hallelujah is one of the most important artists in our era. Leonard Cohen’s poetry has explored issues that are definitive to human life, such as sex, religion power meaning love . He also preaches about being a man full of complexities who sometimes seems contradictory because he identifies himself both Jewish Buddhist monk Jikan which means ordinary
The legend behind some popular songs by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen including Suzanne Bird On A Wire/Halleljuah is considered extremely influential today. His poems have brought up topics crucial for humanity especially when it comes to matters related with sexuality religious beliefs status etc.. According to him his identity can be defined through