Nino Ricci is the author of award-winning novel The Origin of Species and of the Lives of the Saints trilogy, adapted as a miniseries starring Sophia Loren. Ricci’s most recent novel is Sleep, published in the fall of 2015. 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. He lives in Toronto with his wife, writer Erika de Vasconcelos, and their children.

Events Nino Ricci was involved in

  • Lit Jam 2018

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM

    An interactive night of storytelling where teams composed of emerging writers from various creative writing programs will compete by improvising stories on stage.


  • IFOA Windsor

    Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Award-winner Olive Senior will be at BookFest Windsor this Fall!


  • IFOA Markham

    Friday, October 30, 2015 - 6:30 PM

    Writers Giles Blunt, Nino Ricci and Owen Sheers read from their latest works.


  • IFOA Parry Sound

    Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM

    Authors Marina Endicott, Anne Enright, Nino Ricci and Deanna Young read from their latest works.


  • ROUND TABLE - Humber School for Writers presents: How We Write

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 5:30 PM

    Faculty members of the Humber School for Writers discuss the craft of writing fiction.