‘It is is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.’ ~ Donna Tartt


Donna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is an American writer, the author of the novels The Secret History (1992), The Little Friend (2002), and The Goldfinch (2013).[1] Tartt won the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend in 2003 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Goldfinch in 2014. She was included in the list of the “100 Most Influential People” compiled by Time magazine in 2014

1963 American writer Donna Tartt was born. Tartt’s novel “The Goldfinch” won several awards including the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2014.

Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta, and raised in the nearby town of Grenada.
She enrolled in the University of Mississippi in 1981, and her writing caught the attention of Willie Morris when she was a freshman. Following a recommendation from Morris, Barry Hannah, then an Ole Miss writer in residence, admitted the eighteen-year-old Tartt into his graduate course on the short story. “She was deeply literary,” said Hannah. “Just a rare genius, really. A literary star.”


Bibliography
Novels
The Secret History (1992, Alfred A. Knopf)
The Little Friend (2002, Alfred A. Knopf)
The Goldfinch (2013, Little, Brown)
Short stories
“Tam-O’-Shanter”, The New Yorker, April 19, 1993, pp. 90–91[16]
“A Christmas Pageant”, Harper’s 287.1723, December 1993, pp. 45–51
“A Garter Snake”, GQ 65.5, May 1995, pp. 89ff
“The Ambush”, The Guardian, June 25, 2005
Nonfiction
“Sleepytown: A Southern Gothic Childhood, with Codeine”, Harper’s 285.1706, July 1992, pp. 60–66
“Basketball Season” in The Best American Sports Writing, edited and with an introduction by Frank Deford, Houghton Mifflin, 1993
“Team Spirit: Memories of Being a Freshman Cheerleader for the Basketball Team”, Harper’s 288.1727, April 1994, pp. 37–40
Audiobooks
The Secret History
The Little Friend (abridgement)
True Grit (with an afterword expressing her love of the novel)
Winesburg, Ohio (selection)

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