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The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
Release date: October 22, 2013

The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.

A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld.

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.

Donna Tartt makes Vanity Fair's best-dressed list
Los Angeles Times
Here's something that doesn't happen every day: An author has made a best-dressed list. The author is Donna Tartt; the list comes from Vanity Fair, perhaps the most highbrow of best-dressed-listmakers. Its list included votes from readers, who liked ...
Donna Tartt's Menswear-Inspired Style: A PrimerNew York Magazine

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Warner Brothers Acquires Movie Rights To Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch'
Huffington Post
Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch is set to become a feature film, as Warner Brothers has acquired the movie rights to the book. The movie will be co-produced by Rush Hour director Brett Ratner, as well as Brad Simpson and Hunger ...

The Goldfinch movie: Who should star in the Donna Tartt adaptation?
Digital Spy UK
While fans of Donna Tartt's beloved 1992 novel The Secret History have been waiting well over a decade for the long-stalled movie adaptation to get the green light, there was some good news this week as Warner Bros confirmed that they have acquired the ...

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Booker Prize 2014: Donna Tartt fails to make longlist
Howard Jacobson could win his second Booker Prize. The other surprise on the list is the judges' decision not to include Donna Tartt. Her novel, The Goldfinch, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in April. Five American novels do make the longlist: To ...
Man Booker Prize 2014: Donna Tartt left off new international longlist as ...The Independent
Longlist, long facesThe Economist (blog)
Man Booker Prize: Commonwealth authors edged outBBC News
New York Times -Huffington Post -TIME
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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch to be made into film
Donna Tartt's third novel, The Goldfinch, has already attracted critical plaudits, a string of award nominations and a Pulitzer Prize. Its success continues with news that Warner Bros has acquired the film rights to the book, and that a feature film ...
Donna Tartt's 'Goldfinch' lands movie dealThe Seattle Times (blog)
Warner Bros, RatPac Close Deal For Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Winner 'The Goldfinch'
Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch set to hit the big screen as Warner Bros 'secures ...Metro
The Independent -TheWrap
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International Business Times

'Goldfinch' Movie Cast: Pippa Middleton, Jaden Smith Should Star In Film ...
International Business Times
Word that Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch” will be made into a movie has had fans of the book overwhelmed with questions: Is this definitely happening? When is the movie coming out? How in the name of Theo are they going to ...

'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt tops Maclean's fiction list
Brandon Sun
Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Aug. 17 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses. FICTION. 1 (1) The Goldfinch _ Donna Tartt. 2 (-) Colorless Tsukuru ...

The Guardian

Amazon vs Hachette: readers and authors take sides in publishing dispute
The Guardian
Hachette authors, who include Donna Tartt, JK Rowling and Malcolm Gladwell, were initially reluctant to step into the fray, but became increasingly outspoken as some, such as James Patterson, began making public statements against Amazon. Then came ...
Authors rally against Amazon in Hachette disputeBBC News
Preorders of Disney Movies on Amazon Have Been FrozenYahoo Tech
Battle grows nastier as bestselling authors take out Sunday NY Times advert ...UK Progressive Magazine
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The Independent

Forget top summer reads – here are our top five summer listens
The Independent
Donna Tartt, the acclaimed author of The Secret History and The Little Friend, was named among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2014 after her latest book The Goldfinch became an international bestseller. The Goldfinch follows the story ...

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El Universal (Venezuela)

«El jilguero» de Donna Tartt será llevado al cine
«El jilguero» narra la historia de un niño de 13 años que pierde a su madre en un atentado en un museo de Nueva York y su especial relación con laobra de arte homónima pintada por Carel Fabritius en 1964. El libro supone el regreso de Donna Tartt a la ...
'El jilguero' de Donna Tartt será llevada al cine por WarnerLa Prensa
Brett Ratner producirá para Warner Bros. 'El jilguero', premio Pulitzer de ficción ...SensaCine
Warner Bros llevará al cine el libro 'El jilguero'El Universo
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What's Donna Tartt Working on Now?

With The Little Friend finally complete, Tartt is now reported to be working on a version of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus, due to be published by Canongate as part of a series that will feature updated fables by Philip Pullman, Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson and JM Coetzee.

The Little Friend

The hugely anticipated new novel by the author of The Secret History a best-seller nationwide and around the world, and one of the most astonishing debuts in recent times. Read all about it here.

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The Secret History - the movie

Director: Scott Hicks

Screenplay: Christopher Hampton

Runtime: 91 mins

A long-planned film of the book dropped into one of the most protracted developments hells in Hollywood history. The project passed through the indecisive hands of Alan Pakula, Christopher Hampton and Scott Hicks to end up (possibly...) as a Warner-Miramax venture with the sibling duo of Gwyneth Paltrow as producer and Jake Paltrow as director.

- Boyd Tonkin,, The Secret History: Whatever happened to Donna Tartt?, May 21, 2002

The best-selling Donna Tartt novel The Secret History continues its circuitous path towards the silver screen. Hyphenate Alan J. Pakula was the first to set to work on the project, initially planning to direct it, later merely to produce. His untimely death is but the latest in a series of setbacks for the piece, which has seen drafts by Rafael Yglesias, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, and Christopher Hampton. Shine helmer Scott Hicks had expressed some interest in the pic, which tells the chilly tale of five students who are caught in the thrall of a brilliant classics professor, only to accidentally commit a murder while carying out an ancient Greek ritual.

-, the development report, April 1999

Donna Tartt, on her new novel, tentatively titled "Tribulation", due out early 2002

Excerpt from the interview

"When I was writing this book I was thinking very much about Stevenson, who I love, very much about Treasure Island and the pirates, and you know, Long John Silver, - books that I loved as a child. This is a book about children, but it's not a book for children. It's a frightening book. It's a scary book. It's fairly dark. It's about children coming into contact with adults. It doesn't take place wholly in the world of children (when I say children, I mean twelve years old...) And coming into contact with the world of adults in a very frightening way. (...) It's finished. I'm doing the edits now, the rewriting..." - Donna Tartt

The Secret History of Donna Tartt

by Mark Coles, Arts Correspondent


April 2001

"...Donna Tartt is preparing her comeback too... She has finished her second novel - well almost - 'I'm editing it down at the moment,' she says.
'It's a book about children - but not for children - its a frightening scary book about children coming into contact with the world of adults in a very frightening way'. So why had it taken so long to write? 'I can't write quickly. If I could write a book a year and maintain the same quality I'd be happy. I'd love to write a book a year but I don't think I'd have any fans'. Donna Tartt's new novel - with the provisional title 'Tribulation' is scheduled for publication early next year."

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Whatever Happened to Donna Tartt?


April 2001

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