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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