IFOA Windsor welcomes, winner of the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Olive Senior. She will sit down with Nino Ricci for an intimate interview about her work. She will present from The Pain Tree, her short story collection.
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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.
Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica and educated in Canada at Carleton University. Her work is the subject of numerous critical essays and is taught in schools and universities worldwide. She has been on the Faculty of the Humber School for Writers from 1998 to the present and has served as a writing mentor for Diaspora Dialogues. She has taught writing at multiple universities, including the University of Toronto and Columbia University. She won the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for her short stories collection The Pain Tree. She lives in Toronto.