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Donna Tartt’s golden year continues


Donna Tartt’s novel, The Goldfinch, reached new heights today after being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction – one of the top gongs in American literature. Last week, Tartt was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize for women’s fiction and prompted named as the bookie’s favourite.

Signed copies of The Goldfinch are now seriously in demand. As I write, there are just nine remaining on AbeBooks. Published last October, the novel was Tartt’s first in 11 years. It’s an epic sprawling coming-of-age book with a complex, challenging plot.

Apparently, the Columbia University School of Journalism, which announces the Pulitzer awards, initially tweeted that the winning novel was called The Goldfish. I wonder what Tartt thought of that?

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