Donna Tartt’s Only Manhattan Appearance for New Book with Allan Gurganus
Though Donna Tartt rarely grants interviews and limits her book tour to a short list of cities throughout the world, she will stop at the 92Y for a talk alongside author Allan Gurganus, to introduce her new book The Goldfinch.
Tartt, who won the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend a decade ago, released a new book this October entitled The Goldfinch, a 771-page book about a 13-year-old boy named Theo Decker whose mother is killed in a terrorist act early in the novel. He goes on to steal a famous painting, “The Goldfinch.”
Allan Gurganus’s books include White People and Oldest Confederate Widow Tells All. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Gurganus is a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Adaptations of his fiction have earned four Emmys. A resident of his native North Carolina, he lives in a village of 6,000 souls.
Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into 30 languages.