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's The Goldfinch
The Christian Century (blog)
Don't get me wrong, the ending was satisfying, I just wanted to remain in the rich work that Donna Tartt created. The main characters personify different attitudes toward life. Each of them exhibits the unique charm of their perspective, allowing it to ...
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Donna Tartt and Eleanor Catton Among Nominees for Women's Fiction Prize
New York Times (blog)
Donna Tartt, the author of the widely acclaimed novel “The Goldfinch,” and Eleanor Catton, whose novel “The Luminaries” has already won the 2013 Man Booker Prize, are among the 20 women nominated for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. The award ...
Donna Tartt and Margaret Atwood vie for book award
'Hunger Games' Producers to Adapt Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' (Exclusive)
Nina Jacobson and her colleagues at Color Force have attached themselves to produce an adaptation of the “The Goldfinch,” Donna Tartt's best-selling novel that the New York Times Book Review called one of the 10 best of 2013. ICM Partners, which ...
The Goldfinch film adaptation from Hunger Games producers in works
Photograph: Francis G. Mayer/Grant Delin/Corbis. A screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's bestselling novel The Goldfinch is on the way after the producers behind The Hunger Games announced that they have taken up an option on the book. According to the ...
'The Goldfinch' being developed for film by 'Hunger Games' team
Hunger Games Producers To Adapt Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch
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'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt tops Maclean's fiction list
Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending March 9 compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses. FICTION. 1 (3) The Goldfinch _ Donna Tartt. 2 (5) Concealed in Death _ J.D ...
To Do Wednesday: Partake of Literary Jackpot
New York Observer
... don't know exactly who's reading, the nominees include Hilton Als (White Girls), Jonathan Franzen (The Kraus Project), Beyoncé-approved Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah), Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being) and Donna Tartt (The Goldfinch).
Book Review: The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
Art is always a generous endeavor. It creates for us the stuff of our dreams, the things we wished we could dream, the divinity of the unuttered words on the tips of our tongues. There is a primal comfort in encountering a work of art that is born of ...
eBook Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Good E-Reader (blog)
Donna Tartt's book The Goldfinch, has over 4K reviews on Amazon, and the ratings are fairly well divided among each of the different ratings. Sadly, comments among the three-, two-, and one-star reviews tend to run along a common vein: the book just ...
Donna Tartt ritorna con Il cardellino: intervista alla scrittrice
Miss Donna Tartt, 50 anni appena compiuti (è nata il 23 dicembre del 1963 a Greenwood, Mississippi, ed è cresciuta a Grenada), ha fatto una rara emersione dal bozzolo di scrittrice per l'uscita della sua ultima opera, Il cardellino (appena uscito il 12 ...
Donna Tartt: a "Libri Come" arriva l'autrice superstar del Cardellino ed è un trionfo
Dopo 11 anni, Donna Tartt torna in libreria con il suo nuovo romanzo
Il cardellino - Donna Tartt
Book Review: The Goldfinch
Daily News & Analysis
To read a Donna Tartt book is to go through the Emergency Room of the mind — there is blood, guts, and broken bones to contend with before one can walk out shakily, somehow, metaphysically the better for it. Her debut novel, The Secret History ...
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, independent.co.uk, 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.
- inhollywood.com, 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
"...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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