Killam Professor Shares Latest Book
Posted on November 24, 2009
Faculty and Staff
It won't be released stateside until the spring, but those gathered Monday afternoon in the Heritage Room of the library got an advance taste of Nino Ricci
's novel The Origin of Species
Already a winner of the Governor General's Award in Canada, where it was published earlier this year, the book will be published in the U.S. in the coming months by Houghton-Mifflin.
Mr. Ricci, a Toronto resident and the college's first Killam Professor of Canadian Studies, read from the beginning of the book, and then fielded questions from the audience about his work and writing in general. A mix of students, faculty, administrators and fans were in attendance at the event.
The critically acclaimed author is teaching a fiction writing workshop this semester, and promoted BSC's Canadian Studies Program near and far. His other books include Lives of the Saints
, In a Glass House
, Where She Has Gone
You can hear Nino in his own words in this extended interview
, and in this short reading
from "The Origin of Species."
(Videos courtesy of the Moakley TV Studio)
(Story and photo by John Winters, Office of Institutional Communications)