Donna Tartt


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

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Donna Tartt is an American writer who received critical acclaim for her first two novels, The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages. Tartt was the 2003 winner of the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend. Her novel The Goldfinch won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014.

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 at age 13.

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 recomm
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The Goldfinch

3.92 avg rating — 704,399 ratings — published 2013 — 131 editions
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The Secret History

4.09 avg rating — 301,705 ratings — published 1992 — 185 editions
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The Little Friend

3.46 avg rating — 47,723 ratings — published 2002 — 97 editions
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The Ambush

3.79 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 2006
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A Christmas Pageant

3.84 avg rating — 416 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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The Secret History & The Li...

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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

“Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn't. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

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