Standard arts columnist Norman Lebrecht steps down


London Evening Standard arts columnist Norman Lebrecht is the latest journalist to announce his departure from the paper, after seven years in the job.

He said today: “I owe myself a short sabbatical and my desire for a break coincided with a change of direction at the Standard.

“The new editor, Geordie Greig, very kindly asked me to stay on, but I have a new series coming up on BBC Radio 3, a novel coming out next month and a sheaf of plans to continue writing about the arts in my own particular way, so it seemed a good moment to make a clean break.”

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev bought a 75 per cent stake in the Standard from Daily Mail and General Trust earlier this year.

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