Art Gallery of Alberta

Ross King

LitFest Presents: Ross King

Friday, October 25, 7 pm
Ledcor Theatre, Lower Level
$10 / $5 Students & Groups of 10+
Tickets can be purchased via Tix on the Square

Ross King is the bestselling author of six books on Italian, French and Canadian art and history. He has also published two historical novels, Domino (1995) and Ex-Libris (1998), and edited a collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s fables, jokes and riddles. Translated into more than a dozen languages, his books have been nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award, the Charles Taylor Prize, and the National Award for Arts Writing. He has won both the Governor General’s Award in Canada (for The Judgment of Paris) and the BookSense Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the United States (for Brunelleschi’s Dome). His latest book, Leonardo and The Last Supper, has been described as ‘gripping’ (New York Times), ‘fascinating’ (Financial Times), ‘engaging’ (The Guardian), ‘enthralling’ (Daily Mail), ‘absorbing’ (Kirkus), ‘engrossing’ (Booklist), and ‘extraordinary’ (Irish Times). Leonardo and The Last Supper was awarded the 2012 Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction.

Born and raised in Canada, King has lived in England since moving to London for post-doctoral studies in 1992. He has lectured widely in both Europe and North America, including at events at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian, the Aspen Institute and the Frick Collection. He has also given lectures and guided tours in Florence, Rome, Paris and Giverny. He lives near Oxford with his wife Melanie, also a writer and historian.

This lecture is presented is partnership with LitFest, Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival.

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