Please note this is part 2 of our interview with Adriana Trigiani, you can listen to part 1 here.
In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we air Part Two of our conversation with New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, author of “The Shoemaker’s Wife,” “Lucia, Lucia,” and “All the Stars in the Heavens,” among other critically acclaimed and bestselling books. Adriana is also a filmmaker, most recently writing and directing “Big Stone Gap,” a film, starring Ashely Judd and Whoopi Goldberg, based on her enormously successful Big Stone Gap Series. In this episode you will hear Trigiani discuss why Italy will change you, the things she really needs in this life, and why understanding the past is vital to survival. This is part 2 of a 2 part episode.
BONUS: Adriana shares a story from when she was five-years old as part of our “Storytelling Segment.”
“There is nothing more important culturally than to honor history.” – Adriana Trigiani [click to tweet]“Where you come from is what connects you through time to others.” – Adriana Trigiani [click to tweet] “As an artist, I have two things I care about, love and work, and they are very Italian.” – Adriana Trigiani [click to tweet] “I just need my family to love and work that makes me feel purposeful.” – Adriana Trigiani [click to tweet] “I have a really good sense of what’s my ego and what’s my true heart.” – Adriana Trigiani [click to tweet] “We all have our own story, and to miss out on it, you will miss out on something special.” – Adriana Trigiani [click to tweet] “I communicate directly with my reader always, because I think that’s my job.” – Adriana Trigiani [click to tweet] “Knowing Italy is there, gives me such peace.” – Adriana Trigiani [click to tweet]
Some of the key points discussed in this episode:
- Trigiani’s faith in the themes of love and work.
- The importance of Italian Americans visiting Italy.
- How just knowing Italy is there gives her a sense of peace.
- Why the desire to know where we come from is an intangible drive.
- What really matters in writing.
- How she listens to her fans first and foremost and responds to their questions, posts and emails.