Eric Siblin is a writer with interests in history, music, hockey, and olive oil. He studied at Concordia University in Montreal, receiving an M.A. in History, before coming of age journalistically at The Glengarry News in Alexandria, Ont., and the Standard Freeholder, in Cornwall, Ont. He subsequently worked as a reporter/editor at the Montreal bureau of The Canadian Press (CP), before joining The Montreal Gazette as a staff reporter, including a stint as the newspaper's pop music critic. He has also directed the TV documentary Word Slingers, which explored the subculture of competitive Scrabble tournaments, co-directed the documentary In Search of Sleep, and has written for a wide variety of magazines. His first book, The Cello Suites, explored the multi-layered story of an epic composition by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Cello Suites was a No. 1 national best-seller in Canada and named an Economist Book of the Year for 2010. Studio Grace, published to coincide with an album of the same name, is his second book.