There are so many writers that I have never heard of before. It definitely has to do with access to their work. For the most part, my introduction to writers, especially those who write fiction, have been appearances on late night talk shows that I already watch. There are some shows that give fiction writers a chance in the spotlight because the host is an avid reader. Even writers who write for a different medium get the catch to talk about their work on a talk show like that.
Even though that I am not great at knowing about a certain writer, I still try my best to learn more about them as I write about them. That’s the best way for me to get a grasp on what kind of work that they to do. I have managed to write about fiction authors and even ones that write for television and film. The other type of writer that I haven’t written about are playwrights. There isn’t really that much of a difference between any kind of writer that writes about a complete story. It just depends on what kind of medium that they write for.
The amount of information that I could find about a certain person varies. If it’s a well-known and well-regarded writer, they often have a lot more information to work with. I guess it has to do with them getting interviewed more by different publications that lead to that. The thing that I have noticed is that most of the writers who do sitcoms for television don’t really have that much information about them. Sometimes there’s an alumni newspaper for a college that they attended that helps fill in some of the gaps. But they’re definitely a lot more difficult to write about.
There isn’t much to be known about Adriana Trigiani’s early childhood. She grew up in an Italian-American household in Virginia. She had some experience writing for a local radio station as one of their news reporters. But she really wanted to write for theater. She studied drama in college and was able to write and produce a play titled “Notes from the Nile.” After graduating from college, she moved to New York to start her journey to become a professional playwright.
During her time in New York, she brought back the comedy troupe she started in college called “The Outcasts.” The troupe was album to make their debut in a club there called Upstairs at the Vesuvio Restaurant. They continued to perform across the city for almost a decade. During that time, Adriana took up a bunch of non-performance-related jobs. She eventually became an apprentice to playwright Ruth Goetz where they would do gardening lessons every Saturday.
In 1985, Adriana made her off-Broadway debut with the play “Secrets of the Lamp.” Slowly but surely, she got to work for other theater companies after that. A year after that, Adriana sold her first ever screenplay called “Three to Get Married.” She definitely didn’t just stop with writing for theater and film. For the next decade or so, she got a job writing scripts for different sitcoms including “The Cosby Show.” It’s amazing how many stuff Adriana has done for three different mediums. It’s really amazing how easily transferable script writing is for either of the three media that she worked on.
She then went on to write fiction and non-fiction book. Honestly, I am jealous that she doesn’t seem to run out of ideas ever even if there’s a bit of gap between her projects. Sometimes I struggle trying to find the write words when I write articles like this. There isn’t really much else that seems notable to mention. She also managed to become a documentary filmmaker on the side. In 1996, she wrote and directed the documentary “Queen of the Big Time.” Then in 2014, she got the chance to direct the film adaptation of her novel “Big Stone Gap.”
She seems to still be writing and releasing her own books. The most recent one that she released was the novel “The Good Left Undone” which became a New York Times bestseller. By that point, Adriana had earned herself a net worth of about $2,400,000.