Former southeast Saskatchewan resident Ross King has earned another distinction in his literary career.
King, who was born in Estevan and raised in North Portal, is one of five finalists for the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction for his book, "Leonardo and the Last Supper." The book chronicles the background of Leonardo da Vinci painting "The Last Supper," and how the masterpiece reflects the time in which it was painted more than 500 years ago.
King has written five other bestselling books on Italian, French and Canadian art and history, and two historical novels: "Domino" and "Ex-Libris." He has also edited a collection of da Vinci's fables, jokes and riddles.
One of King's books on French art and history, "The Judgment of Paris," won the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction in 2006. He was a finalist for the award in 2003 for "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling." Another of his books, "Brunelleschi's Dome," captured the 2000 BookSense Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award in the U.S.
King currently lives in Woodstock, U.K.; he has lived in the U.K. since he moved to London for post-doctoral studies in 1992.