Saturday, June 09, 2012

Six top books about artists

Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. The author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time; and Rococo, she has also written the best-selling memoir Don't Sing at the Table as well as the young adult novels Viola in Reel Life and Viola in the Spotlight.

Her latest novel is The Shoemaker's Wife.

One of Trigiani's six favorite books about artists, as told to The Week magazine:
Bring on the Empty Horses by David Niven

A most gifted actor, David Niven was equally adept at delivering stories on the page. In this jewel of a memoir, life on stage and off shimmers with possibility, triumph, and regret as Niven reaches career heights and suffers over the accidental death of Primula Rollo, his young wife and the mother of his children.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue