Danielle Trussoni

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Danielle Trussoni
Danielle trussoni by Hadrien Royo.jpg
Born La Crosse, Wisconsin
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality American
Education MFA in Fiction, Iowa Writers' Workshop
Alma mater University of Iowa
Website
www.danielletrussoni.com
Author Photo by Hadrien Royo

Danielle Anne Trussoni is an American writer. Her work includes four books: Falling Through the Earth (2006); Angelology (2010), Angelopolis (2012) and a forthcoming memoir The Fortress (2016). In addition to being published in The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine and Tin House, her writings have been widely anthologized.

Background[edit]

Trussoni was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison summa cum laude with a BA in History and English in 1996 and from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received an MFA in Fiction Writing in 2002. She has lived for extended periods in Japan, Bulgaria, England and France.

Trussoni currently lives in New York City. She lived in France from 2009-2012 and her forthcoming memoir, The Fortress, focuses on this period in her life. She was married to the writer Nikolai Grozni in 2002. The couple was featured in Season 2 of This American Life (TV).[1] They divorced in 2012. She has two children.

Writing[edit]

Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, The New York Times Book Review and Tin House, among other publications.

Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir, which dealt with her efforts to understand her father and his experiences as a tunnel rat in the War in Vietnam, was chosen by The New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of 2006.Falling Through the Earth was recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, Elle Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award for April 2006 and was chosen as a Book Sense Pick for March 2006.

Her novel Angelology, (Viking Press, 2010) received a great deal of attention prior to publication. Seven publishing houses vied for the publishing rights. Angelology went on to become a New York Times Bestseller and has been translated into thirty-two languages. Three motion picture companies, Columbia, Universal, and Sony bid for the film rights, which went to Sony.

Trussoni's memoir, The Fortress, which tells the story of her marriage, and her move to the south of France with her husband, will be published on September 20th 2016 by Dey Street/HarperCollins.

ESSAYS[edit]

Trussoni’s essays, book reviews and other pieces of nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, People Magazine, among other publications. Her essays have been anthologized in books, such as Believer, Beware First-person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith, Bound to Last, and The Time of My Life, as well as the online publications The New York Times Magazine, Tin House, and Sunday Herald Magazine.

BOOKS

Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir, Trussoni’s first book, is a memoir that grappled with her efforts to understand her father and his experiences as a tunnel rat in the War in Vietnam. It was chosen by The New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of 2006.

Among its many distinctions, Falling Through the Earth was recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, Elle Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award for April 2006 and was chosen as a Book Sense Pick for March 2006.

Angelology Series

Trussoni’s first novel, Angelology, (Viking Press, 2010) was a literary historical thriller described as “a brilliant tapestry of myth and biblical lore on our present-day world and plunged two star-crossed heroes into an ancient battle against mankind’s greatest enemy: the fatally attractive angel-human hybrids known as the Nephilim.”

Angelology received a great deal of attention prior to publication. Seven publishing houses vied for the publishing rights, resulting in a bidding war. Angelology went on to become a New York Times Bestseller and has been translated into over thirty languages. Three motion picture companies, Columbia, Universal, and Sony, bid for the film rights, which ultimately went to Sony.

The Fortress

Trussoni's second memoir, The Fortress, tells the story of her 2009 move to a medieval fortress in the village of Aubais in the Languedoc region of the south of France with her husband. It has received a number of pre-publication endorsements, most notably from Cheryl Strayed, who wrote: “The Fortress is a bold book about the most intimate things. Trussoni’s clear-eyed examination is both a page-turner and a profound meditation…”

The Fortress will be published on September 20, 2016 by Dey Street/HarperCollins.

Bibliography[edit]

Reviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Wars". This American Life. May 10, 2008. 
  • Harrison, Kathryn (March 12, 2006). "The War at Home". The New York Times.
  • Falkenstein, Linda (June 13, 2008), Novelist Rae Meadows spills the beans on her latest book; plus a look at more local works. Isthmus Publishing Company, Inc.,

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