Donna Tartt

Lindsay Sullivan (Cardiff University)
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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” (


, December 1993), and “A Garter Snake” (


, May 1995), the memoirs, “Sleepytown: A Southern Gothic Childhood, with Codeine” (


, July 1992), “Basketball Season”, and “Team spirit: Memories of Being a Freshman Cheerleader for the Basketball Team” (


, April 1994), and a number of essays for

Oxford American

. Her long-awaited second novel,

The Little Friend

, appeared in 2002. Tartt is represented by the literary agent Amanda (Binky) Urban, and her editor…

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Citation: Sullivan, Lindsay. "Donna Tartt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 April 2005 [, accessed 21 June 2024.]

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