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.