Eric Siblin is a writer with interests in history, music, hockey, and olive oil. Educated at Concordia University in Montreal, he has worked as a staff reporter for The Canadian Press and The Montreal Gazette. His first book, The Cello Suites, explores the multi-layered story of an epic composition by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Cello Suites was a No. 1 national best-seller in Canada and named an Economist Book of the Year for 2010. It won the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, and the McAuslan First Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award (Non-Fiction), the Writers’ Trust of Canada Non-Fiction Prize, and British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. It has been translated into nine languages.
Studio Grace, published in 2015 to coincide with an album of the same name, is his second book.