Donna Tartt Wins Major Fiction Prize.

The_goldfinch_by_donna_tartThe Goldfinch wins the Pulitzer for Fiction.

American novelist Donna Tartt has won this year’s Pulitzer prize for Fiction for her third novel, The Goldfinch.

The book is set in modern day New York and tells the story of a young man as he tries to come to terms with the death of his mother. A film adaptation is rumoured to already be in the works after the producers behind the Hunger Games have optioned Tartt’s novel.

The Goldfinch has also been nominated for a Baileys Woman’s Prize for Fiction (formally the Orange Prize.) The winner will be announced on 4th June at the Southbank Centre.

Speaking to USA Today, Tartt said that she was ‘very happy, delighted and surprised’ to win her first major literary prize.

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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