Adriana Trigiani is an American novelist, television writer, producer and film director.
Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and attended Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Her family is Italian American. She was a writer for The Cosby Show and its spin-off series A Different World before beginning on novels. In 1996, she won the "Most Popular Documentary" award at the Hamptons International Film Festival for directing the Queens of the Big Time. The following year, she served as co-producer on the documentary film Green Chimneys.
In 2000, Trigiani wrote a novel about the town titled Big Stone Gap, based on a screenplay by the same name she authored. It was followed by three sequels, Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon, and Home to Big Stone Gap. Aside from that series, she has written Rococo, Queen of the Big Time, and Lucia, Lucia, which became a best-seller in Britain. Very Valentine, was published in February 2009, and followed by Brava Valentine Valentine in 2010.
She also co-authored "Cooking With My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes" with Mary Trigiani, her sister. The family memoir-meets-cookbook includes the contributions of their three sisters and their mother...
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