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's (Canada) first novel was the internationally acclaimed Lives of the Saints. It spent 75 weeks on the Globe and Mail's bestseller list. His newest novel, Sleep, was a Globe and Mail, National Post and Toronto Star Best Book for 2015. Ricci has received the Alistair MacLeod Award for Literary Achievement, York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Award, and the Engel/Findley Award for a Writer in Mid-Career. In 2011 he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. Nino Ricci makes his home 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.