A man of many hats, Leonard Cohen - currently in his mid seventies - is so much more than the consummate songwriter and performer most eagerly associated with his name. On top of the hugely influential music and poetry, and the shows that even now receive enormous critical acclaim, Cohen is a novelist of considerable repute, a master of dry but hilarious comedy - always ready with an amusing anecdote - and an explorer of his inner being, having spent five years in the 1990s at a Buddhist Monastery, meditating for up to 12 hours a day. All of which - and plenty more besides - make for one of the most enthralling stories in all of contemporary music.
Authoritative but often wryly amusing, this book tells the whole Cohen story from his birth in 1934 through to his triumphant 2009 concert tour. Featuring numerous new and exclusive interviews with some of Cohen’s key associates and including brand new research which reveals many previously unreported details, Leonard Cohen; Hallelujah – A New Biography will remain the standard work on the man for many years to come.