Critically acclaimed and popular Canadian author NINO RICCI will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the second in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Those in attendance will hear about the creative process behind SLEEP, published in 2015 and a recipient of a 2016 Canadian Authors’ Association award. It tells the harrowing tale of David Pace, an academic whose life unravels after he comes down with a sleep disorder. Mr. Ricci also won in 2009 for his novel THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES.
Nino Ricci’s first novel was the internationally acclaimed LIVES OF THE SAINTS, the first volume in a trilogy which includes IN A GLASS HOUSE and WHERE SHE HAS GONE. The trilogy was adapted for a television miniseries starring Sophia Loren and Kris Kristofferson. LIVES OF THE SAINTS spent 75 weeks on the Globe and Mail’s bestseller list and was the winner in Canada of the F.G. Bressani Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction.
He followed the Trilogy with TESTAMENT and THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES and also a short biography of PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU that forms part of Penguin’s Extraordinary Canadians series.
Born in Leamington, Ontario, Mr. Ricci has been a recipient of the Alistair MacLeod Award for Literary Achievement, of York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Award, of the Engel/Findley Award for a Writer in Mid-Career, and of an honorary doctorate from the University of Windsor. In 2011 he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada.