3 Quotes – Donna Tartt


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Donna Tartt, American writer

born:
December 23, 1963 in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA

 

known for (among others):
The Secret History, The Little Friend, The Goldfinch

2014: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Amazon:  Donna Tartt

 

My novels aren’t really generated by a single conceptual spark; it’s more a process of many different elements that come together unexpectedly over a long period of time.
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In order for a long piece of work to engage a novelist over an extended period of time, it has to deal with questions that you find very important, that you’re trying to work out.
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Taking on challenging projects is the way that one grows and extends one’s range as a writer, one’s technical command, so I consider the time well-spent.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Donna Tartt?  🙂


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23 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Donna Tartt

  1. I like this one. “In order for a long piece of work to engage a novelist over an extended period of time, it has to deal with questions that you find very important, that you’re trying to work out.” It seems that at the end of the day it is those questions getting answers that eventually make up the book.

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