Nino Ricci

Nino Ricci

Nino Ricci is an award winning Canadian novelist. Ricci’s first novel Lives of the Saints was a great critical and commercial success. It won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the 1990 Governor General’s Award for Fiction and a Betty Trask Award. Ricci served as one of the directors of PEN Canada from 1990-96, and as president during 1995-96. In 1998, he ran from his latest novel Where She Has Gone. Nino returns to the Festival in 2009 to read from The Origin of Species, winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Award for Fiction.

Years Participated: 1998, 2009

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