Ross King and his award-nominated history "Mad Enchantment"
2016 FinalistHilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies
“Combining his historian’s no-stone-unturned research skills with his novelist’s keen eye for scene and detail, Ross King’s Mad Enchantment unfolds the compelling, little-known story of the creation of one of the world’s most iconic art works. King poignantly captures not only the human drama of one of the world’s greatest artists as he rages against – and towards – his life’s end even as he creates his most ambitious project, but he also seamlessly weaves that personal story into the larger fabric of world and art history.” – 2016 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Carolyn Abraham, Stephen Kimber, and Emily Urquhart)