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Donna Tartt

Autor(a) de The Secret History

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About the Author

Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 23, 1963. She wrote her first novel while attending Bennington College, where she graduated in 1986. The novel, The Secret History, was published in 1992. Her other works include The Little Friend, which won the WH Smith Literary Award in mostrar mais 2003, and The Goldfinch, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for Best Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2013 and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence for Fiction. In 2014, Time named Tartt among their 100 Most Influential People. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Donna Tartt

Associated Works

True Grit (1968) — Posfácio, algumas edições4,286 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 549 cópias
National Gallery of Art, Washington (World of Art) (1992) — Introdução — 304 cópias
Murder for Love (1996) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Fairy Tale Review: The Green Issue #2 (2007) — Tradutor — 18 cópias
Fairy Tale Review: The Blue Issue (2006) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Analog Sea Review: Number Four (2022) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Tartt, Donna
Nome de batismo
Tartt, Donna Louise
Outros nomes
Tartt, Donna Louise (birth name)
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Greenwood, Mississippi, Amerika
Locais de residência
Grenada, Mississippi, Amerika
Bennington College, Vermont, Amerika
WH Smith Literary Award 2003
Pequena biografia
Donna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is an American author. Tartt's novels include The Secret History (1992), The Little Friend (2002), and The Goldfinch (2013). 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 Time magazine's 2014 "100 Most Influential People" list.

Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi located in the Mississippi Delta, and raised in the nearby town of Grenada. Her father, Don Tartt, was a successful local politician, while her mother, Taylor, was a secretary. At age thirteen, Tartt was published for the first time when a sonnet was included in a Mississippi literary review.

Tartt enrolled in the University of Mississippi in 1981, where her writing caught the attention of Willie Morris while 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."

Following the suggestion of Morris and others, she transferred to Bennington College in 1982. At Bennington, Tartt studied classics with Claude Fredericks.

In 2002, Tartt was reportedly working on a retelling of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus for the Canongate Myth Series, a series of novellas in which ancient myths are reimagined and rewritten by contemporary authors. In 2006, Tartt's short story "The Ambush" was included in the Best American Short Stories 2006.

Tartt is a convert to Catholicism and contributed an essay, "The spirit and writing in a secular world", to The Novel, Spirituality and Modern Culture (2000). In her essay Tartt wrote that "...faith is vital in the process of making my work and in the reasons I am driven to make it". However, Tartt also warned of the danger of writers who impose their beliefs or convictions on their novels. She wrote that writers should "shy from asserting those convictions directly in their work".



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Donna Tartt please write shorter books, thank you.
sashaxoxo | outras 797 resenhas | Apr 1, 2024 |
Donna Tartt really knows how to evoke a mood and create a story that sticks with you. While the central characters of The Secret History aren't exactly what you'd call likable, they all feel so very real that I suspect I'll be thinking about them for quite sometime and that's a mark of good writing. Some reviews seemed to indicate that the book ran long, but this isn't so much a book about plot, although that is an important part of it. What it is is a book about mood and character and it helps to have the space to sit with those things in order to reach the pay offs.… (mais)
rknickme | outras 553 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |
I'll probably be thinking about this novel for a long time. It's at times difficult, but always arresting and beautiful to read. I was much more impressed with this one than The Little Friend which I'd read some years ago.

I think what strikes me the most about this one is how well it gets across that hard to explain thing about some pieces of art, whether it's paintings like the Goldfinch in the story, photographs, poems or novels. That thing that gets under your skin and makes you possessive about the work of someone else. The way it speaks to you, as she says, across the years. I was touched, and you can't ask for much more than that.… (mais)
rknickme | outras 797 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |
I loved this book! I think it was a wonderful and tragic story of a boy suffering through life and experiencing love and loss and friendship and struggling without guidance from a loving, caring and capable parental figure. I laughed, I cringed at the terrible decisions, my heart broke for the characters at times and the ending was perfectly realistic.
Unfortunately I do not feel the same about the movie...but the book was well worth the 700 plus pages!
jbrownleo | outras 797 resenhas | Mar 27, 2024 |


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