Donna Tartt to publish third novel two decades after The Secret History
The Goldfinch: A Novel is the story of a young orphan in New York
Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
The celebrated author behind The Secret History is to publish a new novel this year, just her third in as many decades.
Donna Tartt is to release The Goldfinch: A Novel on October 22, described as a “haunted odyssey through present-day America”.
Publisher Little,Brown revealed that The Goldfinch follows the story of a young orphan in New York who is drawn into the art underworld, adding “it is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art”.
The Mississippi-born writer became a literary sensation upon the publication of The Secret History, a murder mystery set on a college campus, in 1992. The book became a bestseller, selling more than 5 million copies, and was translated into 24 languages.
Yet, she retreated from the limelight and it was another 10 years before she released her second book The Little Friend, which met with more muted response.
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