Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen novelist-poet was active in the literary arts for more than 20 before turning his talent to the musical arts.

At age 33, Montreal-born Cohen, turned to music, a career that vaulted him into the top musical talent category.

He won numerous literary awards, a precursor to the many musical awards he was to win.

Common themes in Cohen’s literary and musical endeavours – religion, politics, isolation, depression, sexuality, loss, death and romantic relationships.

His best-known song, Hallelujah, He wrote, taking him four years, two notebooks, to finish.