Maria Coletta McLean is the author of the best selling memoir, My Father Came From Italy and the sequel Summers in Supino: Becoming Italian. She’s been featured in the National Post, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and USA Today. In 2002, she was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her contribution to the Canadian literary landscape.
Maria is a graduate of York University and University of Toronto: she lives in Toronto where she teaches English as a Second Language at Seneca College. She maintains a home in the village of Supino, where the patio is still under construction.