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  • The Enduring Popularity of Campus Thrillers ‹ CrimeReads - CrimeReads
  • Why Celebrity Men Are Suddenly Into Hot Girl Books - Bustle
  • Welcome to a New Era of Preppy Style - Yahoo Life
  • Bestselling books for the week that ended Jan. 22 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Donna Tartt Answers Questions About The Secret History, Social Media, More - TODAY
  • 'The Secret History' follows academia mystery – The Hawkeye - The HawkEye
  • Review: 'A Man Called Otto' Starring Tom Hanks and Mariana Treviño - Pajiba Entertainment News
  • In 'The Cloisters,' dark academia gets darker - Miami Student
  • The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending January 27 - The Spinoff
  • Book review: The Things We Do To Our Friends, by Heather ... - The Scotsman
  • ‘The Secret History’: Why the quintessential ‘young American snob’s novel’ is trending on TikTok - EL PAÍS USA
  • Hometown Ten: COA Director Kerri McManama - hometownweekly
  • Book review: Something distinctly 'odd' about bright young things - Irish Examiner
  • Book Review: The Cloisters by Katy Hays - Culturefly
  • Malin Hay · BookTok · LRB 19 January 2023 - London Review of Books
  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History' - Mentalfloss
  • FT Weekend Quiz: Grand Slam titles, a Rodin sculpture and Lisa Left ... - Financial Times
  • Reliving History: My 30 Years with THE SECRET HISTORY by Donna Tartt - Book Riot
  • What makes a book a book? | University of Chicago News - UChicago News
  • The Secret History: A murder mystery that thrills 30 years on - BBC
  • TV and films of The Catch star Aneurin Barnard... - The US Sun
  • The Relationship Between Gender and Trauma in Donna Tartt's ... - Inquiries Journal
  • Queer Your Fears With 15 of the Best LGBTQIA Horror Books - The Mary Sue
  • Donna Tartt's The Secret History at 30 - The New Statesman
  • Will Chincoteague ponies become Virginia's official pony? - Franklin News Post
  • The week in TV: Welcome to Chippendales; Harry: The Interview; The US and the Holocaust; The Reunion - The Guardian
  • Bret Easton Ellis: 'I love Elon Musk. I love disruptors' - Books - iNews
  • Jenna Bush Hager December 2022 Read With Jenna Pick - TODAY
  • The book I read every New Year: Donna Tartt's The Secret History ... - iNews
  • Dark Academia Should Exist Beyond Donna Tartt's 'The Secret ... - The Mary Sue
  • Bret Easton Ellis: 'Did I do too much cocaine? Definitely' - The Times
  • The Friday Poem: 'objects in the mirror are closer than they appear ... - The Spinoff
  • Dark academia's deadly allure and the timeless appeal of prep style ... - NPR
  • This much-imitated book is a writer's idea of holiday reading – Laura ... - The Scotsman
  • How 'The Secret History' Conjures Haunting New England Winters - Atlas Obscura
  • Donna Tartt's lawyer sends off warning letters over Bennington College podcast - Page Six
  • Big on TikTok: Why 'The Secret History' appeals to Gen Z - RUSSH
  • Donna Tartt's “The Secret History” as Revenge Fantasy - lareviewofbooks
  • A&E Book Club: Three books to read this November - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
  • The best new books to read in November - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • What Has Willa Fitzgerald Been Up To Since Royal Pains? - Screen Rant
  • Looking for a memorable summer read? Here & Now's staff has you ... - WBUR News
  • How Donna Tartt's The Secret History Hides Fantasy in Plain Sight -
  • Crime Novels With a Strong Sense of Place and Inimitable ... - CrimeReads
  • Interview With Donna Tartt About The Goldfinch - Town & Country
  • Donna Tartt on the Singular Voice, and Pungent Humor, of Charles Portis - The New York Times
  • The Bookseller Who Helped Transform Oxford, Mississippi - The New Yorker
  • "So Coke-y…So Entitled!”: This Is What It Was Like Going to ... - Vanity Fair
  • Chris Pavone's 6 favorite books you won't be able to put down - The Week
  • Why Donna Tartt's The Secret History Never Became a Movie - Town & Country
  • “Fabulous Outfits, Breathlessly Described.” A Reading List of Literary ... - Literary Hub
  • The Cloisters by Katy Hays review – the power of tarot - The Guardian
  • Books we didn’t finish - The Michigan Daily
  • Now In-Demand at Fashion Houses and Galleries? Novelists and Poets - The Wall Street Journal
  • Beginners' breakouts — our pick of the best new debut fiction - Financial Times
  • Opinion | The Season of Dark Academia - The New York Times
  • Reading Pathways: Donna Tartt - Book Riot
  • The Challenges of Placing Real Art in Fictional Stories - Literary Hub
  • The secret herstory: what happened to Donna Tartt's women? - The Guardian
  • Dark Academia’s Roots Lie in the Campus Novel - JSTOR Daily
  • I Wrote A Book About How To Live When Your Best Friend Disappears - Electric Literature
  • Zosia Mamet recommends 6 books that will bowl you over - The Week
  • New Year, New Reads: Seven Reviews for Your 2022 - Wesleyan Argus
  • Donna Tartt: By the Book - The New York Times
  • Sander Lak on His New Book, 'The Colors of Sies Marjan' - ELLE
  • The Best Books I Read In 2022 - BuzzFeed
  • Sue Kroll Named Amazon Studios’ Head Of Marketing - Deadline
  • Why Donna Tartt's THE SECRET HISTORY Needs An Adaptation - Nerdist
  • Donna Tartt 'surprised' by Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch' - USA TODAY
  • Five of the best recently published art-inspired novels - Art Newspaper
  • Donna Tartt Talks, a Bit, About ‘The Goldfinch’ - The New York Times
  • Where to Start with Dark Academia Fiction - CrimeReads
  • Winnie Greszler Obituary (1940 - 2023) - Baldwyn, MS - The Daily ... -
  • BookTok Rejuvenates a Love for Reading - Graphic
  • Lili Anolik On Dark Academia, Donna Tartt’s Influence, & Her New Podcast - Bustle
  • Lit Hub Daily: October 4, 2022 ‹ Literary Hub - Literary Hub
  • 10 Dark Academia Reads to Obsess Over this Autumn - BookTrib
  • Donna Tartt's College Years (and 6 More Podcasts Worth Trying) - Vulture
  • 'The Goldfinch': What's changed from Donna Tartt's book? (Spoilers) - USA TODAY
  • Donna Tartt takes flight with 'The Goldfinch' - Los Angeles Times
  • Donna Tartt: "I've tried to write faster and I don't really enjoy it" - CBS News
  • 7 Novels About Wealthy People Behaving Badly ‹ CrimeReads - CrimeReads
  • The Ideal Summer Quarantine Book Is That Donna Tartt Novel ... - Jezebel
  • The Most Ambitious Diary in History - The New Yorker
  • ‘The Goldfinch,’ a Dickensian Novel by Donna Tartt - The New York Times
  • Jenna Bush Hager, progeny of presidents, is now a publishing ... - The Spokesman Review
  • The joy of crime fiction: authors from Lee Child to Paula Hawkins pick their favourite books - The Guardian
  • Interview: The very, very private life of Ms Donna Tartt -
  • A Book from the Brink - The American Conservative
  • Conversation between Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch, and her ... - Slate
  • "The Goldfinch" Starring Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman Is In ... - Fox Sports Radio
  • What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in December - The Guardian
  • Predicting the Most Powerful Nepo Babies of 2042 - Vulture
  • Donna Tartt Sends Legal Warning to "Once Upon a Time... At Bennington College" Podcast - InsideHook
  • The cult of Donna Tartt - Prospect Magazine
  • November Book Club is Here! | -
  • Donna Tartt drops her agent, shocks literary community - Page Six
  • Donna Tartt’s ‘Goldfinch’ - The New York Times
  • NYC pad where Bret Easton Ellis wrote 'American Psycho' asks $1.5M - New York Post
  • Our Favorite "Dark Academia" Books Are Perfect for Fall - Distractify
  • News Archive

    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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