Danielle Trussoni

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

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.


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 Magic Castle, 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.


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[2] and has been translated into thirty-two languages.[citation needed] Three motion picture companies, Columbia, Universal, and Sony bid for the film rights, which went to Sony.[citation needed]

Trussoni is a regular contributor to The Rumpus, an online magazine founded by author Stephen Elliott. She writers under the name Dani True for her column entitled True Romantic.




  1. ^ "Two Wars". This American Life. May 10, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Inside the List". The New York Times. 28 March 2010. 
  • 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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