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-->'''[[https://www.rivistastudio.com/donna-tartt-intervista/ 2021 interview]]:''' In the mid 2000s, I was in India and everyone was talking about social media. It was the first I’d heard of it -- it was so long ago that Website/MySpace was the thing -- and it sounded interesting. But Becky Swift, writer Margaret Drabble’s daughter, who was at my table during a dinner, said to me: "Donna, you ''must'' not do this, trust me when I say you must never, ever get involved in social media, it dumbs down everything, it will cut into your writing and reading time in ways you can’t imagine. Promise me you’ll never touch it." And I never have. Becky died far too young, and I wonder if she realized quite what a gift she gave me across the table that night.

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-->'''[[https://www.rivistastudio.com/donna-tartt-intervista/ 2021 interview]]:''' In the mid 2000s, I was in India and everyone was talking about social media. It was the first I’d I'd heard of it -- it was so long ago that Website/MySpace was the thing -- and it sounded interesting. But Becky Swift, writer Margaret Drabble’s Drabble's daughter, who was at my table during a dinner, said to me: "Donna, you ''must'' not do this, trust me when I say you must never, ever get involved in social media, it dumbs down everything, it will cut into your writing and reading time in ways you can’t can't imagine. Promise me you’ll you'll never touch it." And I never have. Becky died far too young, and I wonder if she realized quite what a gift she gave me across the table that night.


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-->'''[[https://www.rivistastudio.com/donna-tartt-intervista/ 2021 interview]]:''' In the mid 2000s, I was in India and everyone was talking about social media. It was the first I’d heard of it -- it was so long ago that Website/Myspace was the thing -- and it sounded interesting. But Becky Swift, writer Margaret Drabble’s daughter, who was at my table during a dinner, said to me: "Donna, you ''must'' not do this, trust me when I say you must never, ever get involved in social media, it dumbs down everything, it will cut into your writing and reading time in ways you can’t imagine. Promise me you’ll never touch it." And I never have. Becky died far too young, and I wonder if she realized quite what a gift she gave me across the table that night.

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-->'''[[https://www.rivistastudio.com/donna-tartt-intervista/ 2021 interview]]:''' In the mid 2000s, I was in India and everyone was talking about social media. It was the first I’d heard of it -- it was so long ago that Website/Myspace Website/MySpace was the thing -- and it sounded interesting. But Becky Swift, writer Margaret Drabble’s daughter, who was at my table during a dinner, said to me: "Donna, you ''must'' not do this, trust me when I say you must never, ever get involved in social media, it dumbs down everything, it will cut into your writing and reading time in ways you can’t imagine. Promise me you’ll never touch it." And I never have. Becky died far too young, and I wonder if she realized quite what a gift she gave me across the table that night.



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-->'''[[https://www.rivistastudio.com/donna-tartt-intervista/ 2021 interview]]:''' In the mid 2000s, I was in India and everyone was talking about social media. It was the first I’d heard of it -- it was so long ago that Website/Myspace was the thing -- and it sounded interesting. But Becky Swift, writer Margaret Drabble’s daughter, who was at my table during a dinner, said to me: "Donna, you ''must'' not do this, trust me when I say you must never, ever get involved in social media, it dumbs down everything, it will cut into your writing and reading time in ways you can’t imagine. Promise me you’ll never touch it." And I never have. Becky died far too young, and I wonder if she realized quite what a gift she gave me across the table that night.

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Donna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning American Neo-{{Romantic|ism}}ist author of upper middle class [[DeepSouth Southern]] background who, after attending Bennington College in the 1980s, was hailed as an influential late-comer in the "Literary Brat Pack," a group that also includes '80s staple Creator/BretEastonEllis.

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Donna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning American Neo-{{Romantic|ism}}ist author of upper middle class [[DeepSouth Southern]] background who, after attending Bennington College in the 1980s, was hailed as an influential late-comer in the "Literary Brat Pack," a group that also includes '80s staple Creator/BretEastonEllis.
Creator/BretEastonEllis and Creator/JonathanLethem.


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# ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' (1992): The novel follows the adventures of a few upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle.
# ''Literature/TheLittleFriend'' (2002): InsufferableGenius Harriet tries to solve the mysterious death of her 9-year-old brother some 12 years after the fact.
# ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'' (2013): The novel tracks the travails of Theo Decker from adolescence into early adulthood as he struggles to come to terms with a traumatic event that killed his mother, introduced him to his true love, and led him to steal a priceless painting. Won a Pulitzer Prize and received a [[Film/TheGoldfinch film adaptation]] in 2019.

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# * ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'' (2013): The novel tracks the travails of Theo Decker from adolescence into early adulthood as he struggles to come to terms with a traumatic event that killed his mother, introduced him to his true love, and led him to steal a priceless painting. Won a Pulitzer Prize and received a [[Film/TheGoldfinch film adaptation]] in 2019.
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Donna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning Neo-{{Romantic|ism}}ist writer of upper middle class [[DeepSouth southern]] background who, after attending Bennington College in the 1980s, was hailed as an influential late-comer in the "Literary Brat Pack," a group that also includes '80s staple Creator/BretEastonEllis.

In interviews, Donna Tartt has stated that she is [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Catholic]] and celibate. Her public appearances involve a sleek, dark and androgynous tailored wardrobe that would not look out of place in the ad pages of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine. Tartt's novels are devoted to the themes of guilt and beauty, and focus heavily on the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of her protagonists. It might not be inaccurate to call her literary fiction's equivalent of Music/TheSmiths.

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Donna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning American Neo-{{Romantic|ism}}ist writer author of upper middle class [[DeepSouth southern]] Southern]] background who, after attending Bennington College in the 1980s, was hailed as an influential late-comer in the "Literary Brat Pack," a group that also includes '80s staple Creator/BretEastonEllis.

In interviews, Donna Tartt has stated that she is [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Catholic]] and celibate. Her public appearances involve a sleek, dark and androgynous tailored wardrobe that would not look out of place in the ad pages of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine. Tartt's novels are devoted to the themes of guilt and beauty, and focus heavily on the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of her protagonists. It might not be inaccurate to call her literary fiction's equivalent of Music/TheSmiths.


In interviews, Donna Tartt has stated that she is [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Catholic]] and celibate. Her public appearances involve a sleek, dark and androgynous tailored wardrobe that would not look out of place in the ad pages of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine. Tartt's novels are devoted to the themes of guilt and beauty, and focus heavily on the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of her protagonists. It might not be inaccurate to call her literary fiction's equivalent of [[Music/TheSmiths]].

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In interviews, Donna Tartt has stated that she is [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Catholic]] and celibate. Her public appearances involve a sleek, dark and androgynous tailored wardrobe that would not look out of place in the ad pages of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine. Tartt's novels are devoted to the themes of guilt and beauty, and focus heavily on the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of her protagonists. It might not be inaccurate to call her literary fiction's equivalent of [[Music/TheSmiths]].
Music/TheSmiths.


In interviews, Donna Tartt has stated that she is [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Catholic]] and celibate. Her public appearances involve a sleek, dark and androgynous tailored wardrobe that would not look out of place in the ad pages of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine. Tartt's novels are devoted to the themes of guilt and beauty, and focus heavily on the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of her protagonists. It might not be inaccurate to call her the [[Music/TheSmiths Morrissey]] of literary fiction.

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In interviews, Donna Tartt has stated that she is [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Catholic]] and celibate. Her public appearances involve a sleek, dark and androgynous tailored wardrobe that would not look out of place in the ad pages of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine. Tartt's novels are devoted to the themes of guilt and beauty, and focus heavily on the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of her protagonists. It might not be inaccurate to call her the [[Music/TheSmiths Morrissey]] of literary fiction.
fiction's equivalent of [[Music/TheSmiths]].


# ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' (1992): The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle.

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# ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' (1992): The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of few upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle.


# ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' (1992): A breakout bestseller throughout much of the rest of TheNineties, and has since become a cult classic. The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle.
# ''Literature/TheLittleFriend'' (2002): Has many thematic and stylistic differences from her first novel.
# ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'' (2013): About the traumatic adventures of a young man named Theo after the death of his mother in an explosion at a museum. Won a Pulitzer Prize and received a [[Film/TheGoldfinch film adaptation]] in 2019.

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# ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' (1992): A breakout bestseller throughout much of the rest of TheNineties, and has since become a cult classic. The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle.
# ''Literature/TheLittleFriend'' (2002): Has many thematic and stylistic differences from InsufferableGenius Harriet tries to solve the mysterious death of her first novel.
9-year-old brother some 12 years after the fact.
# ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'' (2013): About The novel tracks the travails of Theo Decker from adolescence into early adulthood as he struggles to come to terms with a traumatic adventures of a young man named Theo after the death of event that killed his mother in an explosion at mother, introduced him to his true love, and led him to steal a museum.priceless painting. Won a Pulitzer Prize and received a [[Film/TheGoldfinch film adaptation]] in 2019.


# ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' (1992): A breakout bestseller throughout much of the rest of TheNineties, and has since become a CultClassic. The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle.
# ''Literature/TheLittleFriend'' (2002): Resulted in a BrokenBase due to its many thematic and stylistic differences from her first novel.
# ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'' (2013): Won the Pulitzer Prize. About the traumatic adventures of a young man named Theo after the death of his mother in an explosion at a museum.

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# ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' (1992): A breakout bestseller throughout much of the rest of TheNineties, and has since become a CultClassic.cult classic. The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle.
# ''Literature/TheLittleFriend'' (2002): Resulted in a BrokenBase due to its Has many thematic and stylistic differences from her first novel.
# ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'' (2013): Won the Pulitzer Prize. About the traumatic adventures of a young man named Theo after the death of his mother in an explosion at a museum.
museum. Won a Pulitzer Prize and received a [[Film/TheGoldfinch film adaptation]] in 2019.




Donna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning Neo-[[{{Romanticism}} Romanticist]] writer of upper middle class [[DeepSouth southern]] background who, after attending Bennington College in the 1980s, was hailed as an influential late-comer in the "Literary Brat Pack," a group that also includes '80s staple Creator/BretEastonEllis. Tartt emerged on the literary scene with her widely successful 1992 novel ''TheSecretHistory'', which was a breakout bestseller throughout much of the rest of TheNineties, and has since become a CultClassic. The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle. Her second novel, ''Literature/TheLittleFriend'', resulted in a BrokenBase due to its many thematic and stylistic differences from her first novel. More recently, she won the Pulitzer Prize for ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'', about the traumatic adventures of a young man named Theo after the death of his mother in an explosion at a museum.

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\n\nDonna Tartt (born December 23, 1963) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning Neo-[[{{Romanticism}} Romanticist]] Neo-{{Romantic|ism}}ist writer of upper middle class [[DeepSouth southern]] background who, after attending Bennington College in the 1980s, was hailed as an influential late-comer in the "Literary Brat Pack," a group that also includes '80s staple Creator/BretEastonEllis. Tartt emerged on the literary scene with her widely successful 1992 novel ''TheSecretHistory'', which was a breakout bestseller throughout much of the rest of TheNineties, and has since become a CultClassic. The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle. Her second novel, ''Literature/TheLittleFriend'', resulted in a BrokenBase due to its many thematic and stylistic differences from her first novel. More recently, she won the Pulitzer Prize for ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'', about the traumatic adventures of a young man named Theo after the death of his mother in an explosion at a museum.
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# ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'' (1992): A breakout bestseller throughout much of the rest of TheNineties, and has since become a CultClassic. The novel follows the adventures of a SixStudentClique of upper class Classics students who inadvertently commit manslaughter and try to hide the details from their new acquaintance, the story's lower middle class narrator who idolizes their culture and lifestyle.
# ''Literature/TheLittleFriend'' (2002): Resulted in a BrokenBase due to its many thematic and stylistic differences from her first novel.
# ''Literature/TheGoldfinch'' (2013): Won the Pulitzer Prize. About the traumatic adventures of a young man named Theo after the death of his mother in an explosion at a museum.

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In interviews, Donna Tartt has stated that she is [[Christianity/UsefulNotes Catholic]] and celibate. Her public appearances involve a sleek, dark and androgynous tailored wardrobe that would not look out of place in the ad pages of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine. Tartt's novels are devoted to the themes of guilt and beauty, and focus heavily on the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of her protagonists. It might not be inaccurate to call her the [[Music/TheSmiths Morrissey]] of literary fiction.

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In interviews, Donna Tartt has stated that she is [[Christianity/UsefulNotes [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Catholic]] and celibate. Her public appearances involve a sleek, dark and androgynous tailored wardrobe that would not look out of place in the ad pages of ''Vanity Fair'' magazine. Tartt's novels are devoted to the themes of guilt and beauty, and focus heavily on the tumultuous thoughts and feelings of her protagonists. It might not be inaccurate to call her the [[Music/TheSmiths Morrissey]] of literary fiction.



* DeconstructorFleet: While her works are in many ways an open {{Romanticist}} love letter to the deepest depths of human passion, they are also focused on the dire consequences of obsession and self-destruction.

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* DeconstructorFleet: While her works are in many ways an open {{Romanticist}} [[{{Romanticism}} Romanticist]] love letter to the deepest depths of human passion, they are also focused on the dire consequences of obsession and self-destruction.

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