Norman Lebrecht is the author of 12 works of non-fiction and three novels. His international bestsellers The Maestro Myth, Why Mahler, and The Life and Death of Classical Music have been translated into 17 languages.
His latest history, Genius and Anxiety: how Jews changed the world 1847-1947, wll be published in October 2019 (Oneworld/UK, Simon&Scribner/US).
Norman Lebrecht’s first novel, The Song of Names, won a Whitbread Award in 2003. It has just been made into a major feature film, starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen, directed by Francois Girard.
Norman Lebrecht’s website, Slipped Disc, is the world’s #1 classical music noticeboard, with 1.5 million visitors each month.
In a 40-year journalistic career, Norman Lebrecht was a spiky columnist on the Daily Telegraph, presented lebrecht.live on BBC Radio 3 and served as Assistant Editor of the Evening Standard. He now writes for the Spectator and the Wall Street Journal.
Norman Lebrecht has taught at numerous universities, among them Yale, Syracuse, SUNY Buffalo, UMKC Kansas City, USC Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon, Peabody/John Hopkins, Tel Aviv and Shanghai Conservatoire of Music.
Norman Lebrecht lives in central London and is writing another novel.
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