Donna Tartt

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Donna Tartt

American writer and author of the novels The Secret History , The Little Friend , and The Goldfinch add

Category: Literature

Born in 1963.

Countries: United States (67%), Netherlands (22%), Ireland (11%)

Main connections: John Crowley (director), University of Mississippi, Carel Fabritius

Linked to: University of Mississippi, Amazon.com, NPR, Little, Brown and Company

 

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Donna Tartt was born in 1963 add something


1981

Enrolling in the University of Mississippi in 1981, she pledged to the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma add something


1982

Following the suggestion of Morris and others, she transferred to Bennington College in 1982, where she was friends with fellow students Bret Easton Ellis, Jill Eisenstadt, and Jonathan Lethem, and studying classics with Claude Fredericks add something


1992

After Ellis recommended her work to literary agent Amanda Urban, "The Secret History" was published in 1992, and sold out its original print-run of 75,000 copies, becoming a bestseller add something


2002

As of 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 re-imagined and re-written by contemporary authors add something

 

"The Little Friend", Tartt's second novel, was published in October 2002 add something


 

Tartt won the WH Smith Literary award for "The Little Friend" in 2003 add something


2013

In February 2013, the "New York Observer" announced that Tartt's long-awaited third novel, titled "The Goldfinch", was set for publication on October 22, 2013 after originally being slated for publication in September 2008 add something

 

"The Goldfinch" was published in the English language by Little, Brown on 22 October 2013 with the Swedish edition publishing in October add something

 

Delft - Today, the explosion is remembered primarily for killing Rembrandt's most promising pupil, Carel Fabritius, and destroying almost his entire ouvre; a pivotal event in Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2013 novel The Goldfinch


2014

The novel won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction add something


2016

John Crowley (director) - On July 20th 2016, it was announced that Crowley will direct the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch for Warner Brothers and RatPac Entertainment

 

John Crowley (director) - On 20 July 2016 it was announced that Crowley will direct the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch for Warner Brothers and RatPac Entertainment


2019

Ansel Elgort - He will next headline "The Goldfinch", an adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel, scheduled for release in October 2019