Award-winning author meetsWestwood students
StoryFest continues this weekend
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.
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.