The Last Supper, one of the world's greatest paintings, and the life and turbulent times of its creator are at the centre of Ross King's book, Leonardo and The Last Supper. Leonardo and The Last Supper won last year's Governor General's Literary Award for non-fiction. Now it's up for another major award: the Charles Taylor Prize.
To view to the reproduction by artist Giampietrino of The Last Supper, included in the book, click here
To view an image of the original work by Leonardo, click here