Advisory — Ross King — PRESS AND MEDIA UPDATES
Thursday, March 2, at 8 and 11 PM The Agenda with Steve Paikin convenes its annual roundtable with this year's five RBC Taylor Prize finalists. Click to watch online.
Also on Thursday, March 2, at 7 PM the TPL / IFOA will host a roundtable with this year's five RBC Taylor Prize finalists. The discussion will be moderated by Mark Medley of The Globe and Mail at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. Book your two free tickets here.
Press for Ross King and Mad Enchantment
huffingtonpost.ca has posted a reflection on artistic achievement in old age by Ross King on The Blog, titled “Claude Monet And The ‘Old Age Style’.” The article points out: “ Monet’s extremely long and productive career [...] demolishes statistics about a drop-off in productivity and creativity with the decrements of age.” Click through to read the blog.
In advance of Monday’s awards ceremony this year’s nominees answered The Globe and Mail’s questions on the origins of their books, the craft of writing, and the importance of non-fiction in an era where the validity of facts is constantly being questioned. Read their comments, compiled by Mark Medley at this link.
CBC Books has posted a Magic 8 Q&A in which Ross King identifies the elusive artist he’d love to interview; the job of writing in contemporary culture; his favourite editorial stage; and more. Click through to read the Q&A.
Video Interviews: Ross King on Mad Enchantment
In this video interview filmed for the RBC Taylor Prize, Ross King eplains that his latest book is not only about art, it is also a good story. RBC Taylor Prize interview here
In this video interview filmed for Open Book Toronto, Ross King delights in the opportunity the writing of his latest book has given him to bring Claude Monet to life and put him into his full historical context. View the Open Book Toronto interview here
In this video interview filmed for The Huffington Post Canada Ross King talks about the opportunity to bring Claude Monet to life and put him into his full historical context. Huffington Post interview here
Ross King is the author of The Judgment of Paris, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven and Leonardo and the Last Supper. His work has twice won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction and has been shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize. Born and raised in Canada, he holds degrees from the University of Regina, York University in Toronto and University College, London. He now lives near Oxford, England. Read a Maclean’s article and excerpt here