Thursday, July 29, 2010
Adriana Trigiani Interview
2. Why did you choose writing as a career? I loved to read as a girl, and eventually the love of reading took root in me so
deeply that it compelled me to become a writer.
4. Do you actually take the time to read your fan mail? Yes, Every single letter- and now Facebook. And I respond to each letter!
5. If your house was on fire, what are the first things that you would grab as you ran out the door? First my daughter and husband- and then- a little bank, a small iron house- which I promised my grandmother I would grab in a fire- it belonged to her mother, and she cherished it.
6.How did you get through it all? Sleep- eating well and running. And lots of times- I just relax entirely- and put my feet up.
8.Did you want to publish a book and write one, or did you write the book and decide to get it published? Big Stone Gap was my first novel- and it began as a screenplay. Since then, the books have been rooted in the novel form. I was lucky- I worked on Big Stone Gap many years before it was published. I look back on the time spent and I'm very grateful for it.
9.Why did you dedicate it to the person you did? I dedicate my books to people who have made me see the world in wonder and joy.
In every instance, it's a big thank you.
10.Did you doubt your book? I never doubt my work. I doubt myself sometimes, and the world, but it's best to work from a place of joy, openess, receptivity and kindness. I remember to be good to myself- and to finish the job- and to enjoy every aspect of writing. It is work, but it is also so gratifying that it makes up for the toil!