Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani slated for Literary Tastes Breakfast

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA

(312) 280-4398


For Immediate Release

March 11, 2010

CHICAGO—Adriana Trigiani, author of the bestselling “Very Valentine,” which was a 2010
Reading List selection for Women’s Fiction, will speak at the upcoming 2010 Literary Tastes Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

In addition to Trigiani, the Literary Tastes Breakfast will feature other authors from the 2010 selections for RUSA’s book and media awards, including the
Notable Books List and
Sophie Brody Medal. Attendees enjoy a delicious breakfast while authors read from their work, ruminate on writing and sign books. The breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 27, in Washington, D.C. as a part of the
Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) exciting events at the
2010 ALA Annual Conference.

RUSA announced the selection of “Very Valentine” (HarperCollins) to the Reading List at the 2010 Book and Media Awards in Boston this past January. The award is administered by the
Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA. “Very Valentine” follows the adventures of thirty-something Valentine Roncalli as she seeks her future in the family’s exclusive hand-crafted wedding shoe company while juggling work and romance. Trigiani vividly captures both New York and Italy and infuses this novel with humor, warmth, and hope. The book was an instant New York Times bestseller, on the list for four weeks, also sailing into the top five on bestseller lists around the country, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Denver Post.
“Brava Valentine”, the much-anticipated sequel to “Very Valentine,” was published in February 2010.

Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. The author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series and the bestselling novels “Lucia, Lucia,” “The Queen of the Big Time” and “Rococo,” she has also written and will direct the big-screen version of her first novel, “Big Stone Gap.” HarperCollins Children’s Books published Trigiani’s first young adult title, “Viola in Reel Life,” in September 2009.

The breakfast is a ticketed event—those not attending the conference are invited to purchase tickets for the breakfast by selecting “Preconferences and Ticketed Events Only” as your registration type, then selecting the breakfast (event code RU1) from the list of ticketed events. Tickets start at $50 for RUSA members. Access the
online conference registration form to register today, or visit for more information.

The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Not a member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, preconferences and other events? Join, renew or add RUSA and CODES to your ALA membership by calling 1 (800) 545-2433, option 5. Learn more at