Norman Lebrecht is a prolific cultural commentator and an award-winning novelist.

He has written 12 books about music, which have been translated into 17 languages. The latest is Why Mahler?, a radical reinterpretation of the most influential composer of modern times (see Books).

Norman Lebrecht’s first novel The Song of Names won a Whitbread Award in 2003 and is presently being cast as a major feature film. His second novel, The Game of Opposites,was published in the US by Pantheon Books. A third is in preparation.

US: Anchor Books

Two collections of Lebrecht essays have been published in China, the first such anthologies by any western cultural writer. A Lebrecht column appears monthly in The Spectator.

Slipped Disc, Norman Lebrecht’s blog, is the world’s #1 cultural news and views site in English, drawing well over one million readers every month.

Norman Lebrecht is a popular lecturer at cultural institutions and leading universities.