Leonard Cohen Wins Ninth Glenn Gould Prize

Singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen (pictured) has been awarded the Ninth Glenn Gould Prize - presented to "a living luminary who has made a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts and manifests the values of innovation, inspiration and transformation."

The award comes with a cash prize of $50,000 (Canadian dollars).


On the jury were screenwriter, film and opera director Atom Egoyan; actor, screenwriter, author and director Stephen Fry; pianist Gary Graffman; recording industry executive Costa Pilavachi; and others.

Past winners include Dr. José Antonio Abreu, Pierre Boulez, Oscar Peterson and Yo-Yo Ma.

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