C.S. Richardson

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

CS Richardson’s first novel, The End of the Alphabet, was an international bestseller published in thirteen countries and ten languages. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (Canada & the Caribbean), it was named on four Best of the Year lists and was adapted for radio drama by BBC Radio 4.

Richardson is also an accomplished and award-winning book designer. He lives and works in Toronto and is currently the Vice President and Creative Director at Random House Canada.

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The End of the Alphabet

3.48 avg rating — 2,591 ratings — published 2007 — 26 editions
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The Emperor of Paris

3.54 avg rating — 1,377 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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The Survivor: Scruffy's War

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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“A man can see a hundred women, lust for a thousand more, but it is one scent that will open his eyes and turn him to love.”
C.S. Richardson, The End of the Alphabet

“When his father asked why A wasn't apple or B wasn't bird or C wasn't cat, young Ambrose explained that things didn't always have to be the way you'd expect. Everybody does apples and birds and cats, he said, and it's boring to do what everybody else does.”
C.S. Richardson, The End of the Alphabet

“For weeks Octavio returned to the shelter of the trees. The woman would appear as the sun reached midday. She would walk to the edge of the trees, find her chair and drag it to the boat pond. Every Sunday the same chair, the same spot. Every Sunday a book.
He needed only one word to imagine a hundred stories: she -
was a dancer; cooling her feet after a morning of twists and leaps.
was the daughter of a sea captain, remembering her childhood as the toy boats crossed the pond.
was an empress hiding among her subjects, shielding her face with a scarf made from the silk of ten thousand worms. Five thousand green, five thousand blue.
was a teacher, a lover of learning, patient and gentle with her students.
She - was a reader.
He had a library.”
C.S. Richardson, The Emperor of Paris

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