Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal in 1934. Soon after graduating from McGill University, he published his first collection of poems, Let Us Compare Mythologies, in 1956. He would go on to publish a dozen more volumes of poetry, including Book of Longing; two novels, The Favourite Gameand Beautiful Losers; and, most recently, a posthumous collection of poems, drawings, lyrics, and drawings in The Flame. A hugely influential and critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, Cohen released fourteen studio albums between 1967 and 2016, the last being You Want It Darker, the title track of which posthumously won him the Grammy for Best Rock Performance. Cohen died in Los Angeles in November 2016.