Donna Tartt

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  • Lindsay Sullivan (University of Wales, Cardiff)

Donna Tartt's first novel, The Secret History (1992), was a publishing phenomenon; it sold over five million copies and has been translated into over twenty languages. During the next decade, Tartt published several short stories, “Tam O'Shanter” (The New Yorker, April 1993), “A Christmas Pageant” (Harper's, December 1993), and “A Garter Snake” (GQ, May 1995), the memoirs, “Sleepytown: A Southern Gothic Childhood, with Codeine” (Harper's, July 1992), “Basketball Season”, and “Team spirit: Memories of Being a Freshman Cheerleader for the Basketball Team” (Harper's, April 1994), and a number of essays for Oxford American. Her long-awaited second novel,…

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Sullivan, Lindsay. "Donna Tartt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 April 2005
[, accessed 10 October 2015.]

Articles on Tartt's works

  1. The Little Friend
  2. The Secret History