Nino Ricci

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning novelist Nino Ricci credits his volunteer time in helping him hone his vision as a writer.


Volunteering as an English teacher, Nino was inspired by his students’ resiliency, “My placement changed me in fundamental ways: on one hand, opening my eyes to the vast differences of custom, outlook and opportunity that can separate different cultures, and on the other, to the common humanity that joins them, and common hopes and fears.”