Brian Levison has a lifelong interest in cricket and played club cricket for several years. He was one of six people chosen to feature in the 2013 Lord's Crown Jewels of Cricket exhibition to mark the 150th edition of Wisden. His books include Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Cricket and Classical Music s Strangest Concerts & Characters (a compilation of musical anecdotes co-written with Frances Farrer). He is a prize-winning poet who has published three collections of poetry. His poems have appeared in The Cricketer and his work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC1. Several texts have been set to music, including the oratorio Exodus, first performed in 2002.