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Thu, Dec 07


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Members Night - Book Club

Join CRSC Members for a discussion of CS Richardson's "All the colour in the world"

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Members Night - Book Club
Members Night - Book Club

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Dec 07, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

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BOOK CLUB: All the Colour in the World, by CS Richardson

Please join us for an evening of discussion of colour, history, painting and personal history as we delve into international best-selling Canadian author, CS Richardson's 2023 novel All the Colour in the World.

"Henry, born 1916, thin-as-sticks, nearsighted, is an obsessive doodler—copying illustrations from his Boy’s Own magazines. Left in the care of a nurturing, Shakespeare-quoting grandmother, eight-year-old Henry receives as a gift his first set of colouring pencils (and a pocket knife for the sharpening). As he commits these colours to memory—cadmium yellow; burnt ochre; deep scarlet red—a passion for art, colour, and the stories of the great artists takes hold, and becomes Henry’s unique way of seeing the world."

Read more at CBC books

All the Colour in the World is on the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist

We are thrilled that the author will be able to join us for our colourful discussion about his wonderful book!


CS Richardson’s first novel, The End of the Alphabet, was an international bestseller, published in fourteen countries and ten languages, and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean). His second novel, The Emperor of Paris, was a Canadian bestseller, named a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest novel, All the Colour in the World, has been longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and will be published in French Canada in 2024. An award-winning book designer, Richardson worked in publishing for close to forty years, and is a multiple recipient of the Alcuin Award, Canada’s highest honour for excellence in book design. He lives and writes in Toronto.

This is a CRSC Members' only event - a chance to socialize online and meet your CRSC colleagues!

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