Alice Munro Chair in Creativity
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Nino Ricci is the author of the Lives of the Saints trilogy, which was adapted as a miniseries starring Sophie Loren, and of the novels Testament, The Origin of Species and, most recently, Sleep. His honours include the Alistair MacLeod Award for Literary Achievement, the Trillium Award and the Engel/Findley Award, as well as England’s Betty Trask Award and Winnifred Holtby Prize and France’s Prix Contrepoint. He is also a two-time winner of both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Canadian Authors’ Award.
Ricci has served as a writer-in-residence for the Toronto and Kitchener public library systems and for the University of Windsor and the University of Toronto Scarborough. He has also held the Mariano Elia Chair at York University, the Chair in Religion and the Arts at Assumption University, the G. M. Hopkins Chair in Literary Studies at John Carroll University, the Killam Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies at Bridgewater University, the Maclean Visiting Professorship in Creative Writing at Colorado College, and the Pathy Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies at Princeton. He is a past president of the writers’ human rights organization PEN Canada and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Windsor. In 2011 he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada.