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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.


Whispers To The Heart: Jessica Lowry Vizzutti And Donna Tartt Reflect On Inspiration
Vizzutti pairs her reflection with a passage from the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. The Goldfinch tells a fictional story of a young man who loses his mother in the bombing of a museum. This destructive act ...

Washington Post

John Grisham, Donna Tartt call on Mississippi to repeal anti-LGBTQ law
Washington Post
Bestselling novelist John Grisham, Pulitzer Prize winner Donna Tartt and National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward were among those who signed a statement today calling for the repeal of House Bill 1523. The measure, signed by Gov. Phil Bryant (R) last ...
95 Mississippi authors condemn anti-LGBT lawThe Guardian
Authors Grisham and Tartt call for repeal of anti-LGBT lawBBC News
Grisham, 94 other Mississippi authors demand anti-LGBT law be repealedThe Japan Times
Jackson Clarion Ledger -LGBTQ Nation
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Pop Culture of My Life: Terry McMillan on Titanic, Jesmyn Ward, and David Foster Wallace
Entertainment Weekly
She burst onto the literary scene 24 years ago with Waiting to Exhale. Now Terry McMillan celebrates the publication of her ninth novel by talking to us about the books, movies, TV, and music she loves — and those she loathes.

Town and Country Magazine (blog)

John Grisham, Donna Tartt, and Other Writers Are Opposing Mississsippi's Anti-LGBT Law
Town and Country Magazine (blog)
Ninety-five Mississippi writers released a letter yesterday opposing the controversial "religious freedom" law that Governor Phil Bryant signed last week. House Bill 1523, known as the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination ...

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Celebrity book club: Summer reads
... Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Maurakami, Of Time and an Island by John Keats, Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion, The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt ...

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Together at Last
New York Times
Michael Pietsch is the C.E.O. of Hachette Book Group, and well known for his work editing David Foster Wallace and Donna Tartt, among many others. But in 1980, he was just another young assistant at Scribner fighting to have his voice heard, when he ...

New York Times

Beyoncé Talks Fashion (and Her Mom) at the CFDA Awards
New York Times
“I admired her from afar,” Wes Gordon, the designer, said of his date, Donna Tartt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who is not a regular on the fashion circuit (and persuaded out of her customary trousers for an evening). “We played dress-up,” Ms ...
Beyoncé Is Officially a Fashion IconWall Street Journal
Beverly's Angela Luna attends CFDA AwardsThe Boston Globe
Beyonce Provides the Splash (and Reminder) the CFDA Awards NeededInStyle

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Monitorul de Suceava (Comunicat de Presă) (Înregistrare) (Blog)

Donna Tartt: ,,Micul prieten"
Monitorul de Suceava (Comunicat de Presă) (Înregistrare) (Blog)
Romanul „Micul prieten” este plasat în a doua jumătate a secolului XX, în sudul tradiţionalist al Americii, într-un orăşel numit Alexandria, unde familiile vechi îşi păstrează încă rangul şi prestigiul de odinioară. Dintr-o astfel de familie se trage ...

The Graces by Laure Eve – review
The Guardian
In the foreword, this book is compared to Donna Tartt's The Secret History and I'd definitely agree with that. (Maybe The Secret History crossed with Marie Lu's Young Elites.) From our first meeting with the Graces the story is an inevitable downwards ...

Oxford American

Delray's New Moon
Oxford American
Such readers as varied as Roy Blount, Jr., Donna Tartt, Conan O'Brien, and George Pelecanos have named him as a favorite. Following the Coen Brothers' 2010 remake of True Grit, a new generation has been discovering (just check Twitter) that Portis's ...

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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.

Read the Prologue.

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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