Award-win­ning au­thor meetsWest­wood stu­dents

Sto­ryFest conti­nues this wee­kend

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Du­ring the event, or­ga­ni­zed by the Green­wood Centre for Li­ving His­to­ry, Ric­ci will speak with stu­dents about how he crea­te­shis­wor­kandw­hat ins­pi­re­shim. Lives of Saints, a cri­ti­cal­ly ac­clai­med no­vel that, ac­cor­ding to Green­wood, is a «dark epic of the im­mi­grant experience», fol­lows a 30-year time spa­ninthe li­feofVit­to­ri In­no­cente.

The book spent 75weeks on TheG­lobe and Mail’s best­sel­ler list and, in ad­di­tion to the GG award, was the win­ner of the F.G. Bres­sa­ni Prize and the Books inCa­na­da First No­vel Award. Ric­ci has al­so re­cei­ved a ci­ta­tion for theGGa­ward for his­most recent book, The Ori­gin of Spe­cies. The book “set most­ly in Montreal... is both tough and ten­der, and, in the end, confirms our be­lief in the re­si­lien­ceof the­hu­man­heart”.

Ric­ci is aCa­na­dian past pre­sident of PEN, a wri­ter’s hu­man rights or­ga­ni­za­tion de­vo­ted

Ni­no Ric­ci, who won the Go­ver­nor Ge­ne­ral’s Award for Fic­tion for his first book, will meet with stu­dents atWest­wood Sr. High School in Hud­son this­mor­ning as part of Sto­ryFest.

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Next in se­ries

Meanw­hile, Sto­ryFest conti­nues this wee­kend when Montreal au­thor Claire Hol­den Roth­man, who wrote a new his­to­ri­cal no­vel, The Heart Spe­cia­list, will speakOc­to­ber 19 at St. Ma­ry’sHall, lo­ca­ted at 261, rue Main in Hud­son. Ca­na­dian best­sel­ling au­thorWayne Johns­ton, wri­ter of the The Co­lo­ny of Un­re­qui­ted Dreams, will head­line a Books and Break­fast event on Oc­to­ber 23 at the Hud­son Com­mu­ni­ty Centre. And a fes­ti­val high­light tea with Mar­ga­retT­ru­deau, will be­held at theHud­son Com­mu­ni­tyCen­treonOc­to­ber26.

Sto­ryFest ti­ckets can be pur­cha­sed at À temps per­du book store inHud­son, or on­line atwww.green­wood­sto­ry­fest.com. For in­for­ma­tion, callG­reen­woo­dat450458-5396.

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