Donna Tartt eBooks
From the beginning it seemed the Donna Tartt would make waves in the publishing world. At age five she wrote her first poem. That may not seem so impressive, however, at age 13 she was published in the Mississippi Literary Review; a quite more astonishing feet that foreshadowed the writer she would later become.
As a freshman at the University of Mississippi, she was accepted into a graduate level short story course and did very well there. After only a year at the University of Mississippi, she transfered to the esteemed Bennington College. It was here, while still in school, that she penned her first published novel, The Secret History. In 2002 she published her second novel, The Little Friend. Even though there is a ten year span between her novels, she is considered an influential novelist, and a Southern Gothic author.
Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. Her father was a local politician, a far cry from the, would be, author her daughter would become. She grew up in nearby Grenada, Mississippi with her father, mother, and younger sister.
Tartt’s love of writing developed early on at the age of four. She started by writing in notebooks, and by five was keeping a daily journal. She was sickly as a child, and thus spent a lot of time reading or writing in bed. This eventually led to her writing poetry around the age of thirteen, and then on to acclaim as an author a few years later.