Donna Tartt

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Donna Tartt


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in Greenwood, Mississippi, The United States
December 23, 1963

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Donna Tartt (born 23 December 1963) is an American writer who received critical acclaim for her first two novels, The Secret History (1992) and The Little Friend (2002). Tartt was the 2003 winner of the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend.

The daughter of Don and Taylor Tartt, she was born in Greenwood, Mississippi but raised 32 miles away in Grenada, Mississippi. At age five, she wrote her first poem, and she first saw publication in a Mississippi literary review when she was 13 years old.

Enrolling in the University of Mississippi in 1981, she pledged to the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. Her writing caught the attention of Willie Morris while she was a freshman. Following a recommendation from Morris, Barry Hannah, then an Ole Miss
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The Goldfinch

3.86 avg rating — 391,943 ratings — published 2013 — 97 editions
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The Secret History

4.06 avg rating — 160,973 ratings — published 1992 — 129 editions
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The Little Friend

3.42 avg rating — 29,486 ratings — published 2002 — 80 editions
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The Secret History & The Li...

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A Christmas Pageant

3.92 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 1993
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The Ambush

3.78 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2006
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Het Land van de Papaver

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De Schotse baret en andere ...

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Eine Strumpfbandnatter

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Pollock 2

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October 2013, Donna Tartt
"Eleven years since her last book, the novelist who gave us The Secret History returns with The Goldfinch, the story of an orphan and the art world's dangerous underbelly." ...More

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“Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

“I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

“Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only—if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? And isn’t the whole point of things—beautiful things—that they connect you to some larger beauty?”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

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