A new edition of The Song of Names

A new edition of The Song of Names


norman lebrecht

January 29, 2017

I have just received the Russian edition of my first novel and it is by far the most beautiful that I have seen.

Slightly larger than palm-sized, the print is cleaner than the UK, US and other language editions, the paper is smooth and the temptation to turn pages is irresistible. A Russian friend assures me that the translation, by Vladimir Golyshev and Olesya Kachanova, is idiomatic and immaculate.

Few editions of my work have given me such instant pleasure.

Russian link here.




  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Congratulations, Norman! How many translations of your novel exist at this time?

  • John Borstlap says:

    I had not heard of this novel…. congratulations to NL, writing a novel is quite a different challenge from music journalism. Concluding from the reviews, the book should be obligatory reading for concert agents. For Russians, it may be an eye opener to the “music business” in the West.