Writer Adriana Trigiani

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 3, 2003

Does author Adriana Trigiani plan to write another novel to follow Milk Glass Moon in the Big Stone Gap series? Her readers hope so.
—Joanne P., West Virginia

Adriana Trigiani will write more about her hometown of Big Stone Gap, Va.—the setting for her first three novels about Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney. "Yes, I plan another Big Stone Gap novel, but first, a departure—a wonderful new story set in New York City called Lucia, Lucia out on July 8th," Trigiani says. The big city is the setting for the story of Lucia Rozzi and the choice that changes her life forever. Trigiani, who is also a successful television writer, playwright, and producer, wrote and will direct the movie version of Big Stone Gap, the first novel in the Virginia trilogy. Trigiani began her writing career as a roving radio reporter in Norton, Va., then moved to New York after college. She wrote, directed, and performed with an all-female comedy troupe, then sold a screenplay, and later turned to television writing and producing. She has written and produced for shows including The Cosby Show and A Different World. Trigiani is married to Emmy award-winning lighting designer, Tim Stephenson. They live in New York City with their daughter.