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Nino Ricci
  Nino Ricci was born in Leamington, Ontario, to parents from Molise, Italy. After earning a B.A from York University, he taught school in Nigeria for two years. He spent a year studying in Italy, and earned an M. A. in Creative Writing from Concordia University. He now lives in Toronto, where he writes full time. He is a past president of the Canadian Centre of International PEN, a writers’ human
rights organization that works for freedom of expression. His articles and short stories have appeared in many magazines including Saturday Night, Alphabet City, Vice Versa, and the Eyeitalian. His novel, Lives of the Saints (1990), published in the U.K., the U.S.A, and translated into several languages, won the Governor General's award for English Fiction and a number of other prizes. His second novel, In a Glass House (1993), was also a bestseller and was followed by Where She Has Gone (1997). Nino Ricci's most recent novel is Testament.
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