Paul Griffiths, born in Bridgend, Wales, is a
well-known writer on contemporary and classical music whose other books include A Concise History of Western Music and The Penguin Companion to Classical Music. He has written the libretto for Elliott Carter's What Next? as well as two previous novels, Myself and Marco Polo and The Lay of Sir Tristram.
You can find out more about him at his website.
Interview with Paul Griffiths at ReadySteadyBook.