Donna Tartt

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Donna Tartt


Born
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

3.89 avg rating — 526,133 ratings — published 2013 — 113 editions
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The Secret History

4.08 avg rating — 216,605 ratings — published 1992 — 159 editions
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The Little Friend

3.44 avg rating — 37,890 ratings — published 2002 — 88 editions
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A Christmas Pageant

3.85 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 1993
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The Secret History & The Li...

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The Ambush

3.78 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2006
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Het Land van de Papaver

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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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