An early loss for the passionate poet-turned-musician.
Despite success as a poet, Cohen feels the need to escape to the Greek island of Hydra.
In the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Cohen turns his talents to songwriting.
Disaster threatens Cohen's first European tour, but in Buddhism he finds spiritual solace.
Now hugely successful, Cohen retreats to Mount Baldy to spend time with his guru.
DW Wilson, shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award.
The Canadian poet and songwriter reflects on his musical career.
The Canadian singer on the art of songwriting and becoming a Buddhist monk in the 1990s.
Leonard Cohen Front Row Special
As a young man looking for a literary hero, poet Ian McMillan found writer Malcolm Lowry
Michael Berkeley's guest is crime writer Peter Robinson.