Nino Ricci's sleeping disorder inspires latest novel
Award-winning author's latest work draws from his personal struggle
The feeling I would get as sleep came on felt like what I thought the moment of death might be like.- Nino Ricci
In this video, Ricci recounts his nightmarish experience of being diagnosed with a sleeping disorder, and how he was able to extract inspiration from this personal struggle for his fiction novel, Sleep.
If you're in Toronto, you can catch Ricci at World Literacy Canada's Kama Benefit Reading Series 2016 on January 27th at the Gardiner Museum.
Watch Exhibitionists Sunday at 4:30pm (5pm NT) on CBC Television.