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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.


'Brooklyn' Helmer John Crowley To Direct Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Novel 'Goldfinch'
EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn helmer John Crowley has been tapped by RatPac Entertainment and Warner Bros to direct the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Goldfinch. The film will be produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad ...
Brooklyn Director John Crowley to Helm Film Adaptation of Donna Tartt's The GoldfinchPaste Magazine
'The Goldfinch': Why Director John Crowley Is The Perfect Pick To Helm Donna Tartt's Literary MasterpieceIndieWire
Brooklyn director to take reins of The Goldfinch film adaptionThe Guardian
Irish Times -Huffington Post
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John Crowley réalisera l'adaptation du Chardonneret de Donna Tartt
Le chardonneret fut l'un des livres marquants de l'année 2014 : The Goldfinch, en VO, troisième roman de Donna Tartt, lui permit de remporter le Prix Pulitzer la même année. Quelques mois plus tard, Warner Bros achetait les droits d'exploitation du ...


Annoying beach read - picking through Irish American characters
"Before the Fall": What's the deal with summer beach reads and bad Irish American characters? What's the deal with summer beach reads and bad Irish American characters? Two years ago, the big book of the summer was Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch.

Daily Mail

Surgeon Tony Fogg realised late he had killer sepsis and his widow wants to raise awareness
Daily Mail
At the beginning of March last year, Jane booked them a mini break to the Hague to see a painting — the subject of a book, The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, which they'd both been reading. 'Any excuse for a weekend away in a luxury hotel,' she recalls ...

The Guardian (blog)

Tips links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
The Guardian (blog)
Elsewhere, Kemster told us that the film adaptation of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is gathering steam, with Brooklyn director John Crowley slated to helm. This news prompted Kemster to say: I hope he doesn't balls it up, The Goldfinch is a desert ...

Community News For The Wethersfield Edition
Hartford Courant
NEWINGTON — The Newington Parks and Recreation Department has opened the clay and Har-Tru tennis courts at Millpond Park for the season. Newington resident tennis players may take advantage of these eight courts. Some of the events happening at ...

Library system releases book titles for August
Anderson Independent Mail
Book clubs of the Anderson County Library System have announced their titles for August.

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La Siritide (Comunicati Stampa)

“Dio di Illusioni”, romanzo di Donna Tartt. Recensione di Mario Coviello
La Siritide (Comunicati Stampa)
E' disponibile nelle edizioni Rizzoli Vintage Gold, a 15 euro con l'acquisto di un altro volume della stessa collana, due al prezzo di uno insomma,” Dio di illusioni” di Donna Tartt, il capolavoro che ha rivelato l'autrice de “ il Cardellino”, di cui ...


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 ...

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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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