"Ricci belongs on the shelf reserved for writers such as Chatwin, Ondaatje and Flannery O'Connor." — TIMOTHY FINDLEY
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Nino Ricci was born in Leamington, Ontario to parents from the Molise region of Italy. His first novel, Lives of the Saints, garnered international acclaim and won a host of awards, including the Governor General's Award for Fiction. It formed the first volume of a trilogy that was adapted as a miniseries starring Sophia Loren.
Ricci is also the author of Testament, winner of the Trillium Award, and of The Origin of Species, which earned him his second Governor General’s Award. His most recent novel is the critically-acclaimed Sleep, voted one of the top 5 books of 2015 by the Toronto Star and one of the top 100 by the Globe and Mail.
Visit the author at ninoricci.com.