Vincent Wood interviews Sylvie Simmons on her biography of Leonard Cohen, I’m Your Man. The program also includes clips from Leonard Cohen’s own interviews and musical performances.
Thanks to Jo Meul, who alerted me to this video.
Sylvie Simmons appears on the Oct 15, 2012 edition of the Manhattan Neighborhood Network “Revolting News,” reading the description of a young Leonard Cohen hypnotizing the family maid from her biography of the Canadian singer-songwriter, talking about the individuals she interviewed for the book, and singing “Famous Blue Raincoat.”
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Note: Originally posted Oct 19, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
From Healdsburg Literary Guild official press release
British author/rock journalist/recording artist, Sylvie Simmons will tell tales from the dark yet brilliant path of Leonard Cohen at SHED, 25 North Street, Healdsburg, March 2, 2017, 7-8:30. She will read from NY Times Bestselling biography, I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, and sing some Leonard Cohen songs, accompanying herself as she has on tours all around the world on her ukulele.
Enjoy Sylvie, and get tastes of Medlock Ames wines, have some of the special bites prepared by SHED chef Perry Hoffman. You have a chance to buy Sylvie’s books thanks to Levin & Co Booksellers. All this for $15. More information and tickets can be accessed at Luminarias Features Rock Journalist Sylvie Simmons
Sylvie’s seven-year odyssey researching and writing the Cohen biography resulted in a magnificent book that garnered serious critical acclaim, international fame and “Best Biography of the Year” award from NPR’s All Things Considered. Long a journalist, Sylvie is also a singer songwriter as well as the author of biographies of Serge Gainsbourg and Neil Young as well as fiction and poetry.
Information (in Turkish) about the Turkish edition of I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons can be found at Leonard Cohen’in Hayatı
Editions in Czech and Korean should also be released soon.
Just for grins, Sylvie processed her own prologue, rendered in Turkish. back into English via Google Translate. Our favorite lines of the result follow:
He is a polite man, he has the attitude of the old and graceful … Leaning greetings while getting acquainted, getting up on your feet. Your relaxed mind is careful, but it does not hit the demon from its own discomfort.
Credit Due Department: Photo by Lynette van Duyn Originally posted Dec 10, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric