Animal: What Makes Us Human

Donna Tartt in Conversation

The Secret History is a literary page-turner. Equally sinister and compelling, it was a runaway bestseller and established Donna Tartt as a writer uniquely able to take her readers to the darkest of places, both storied and true. Along with her fellow "literary brat packers"—writers such as Bret East Ellis and Jay McInerney—she brought the spoiled children of the 1980s into the literary world, with all their privilege, self-absorption, and angst. Her sophomore effort, The Little Friend, confirmed the hype, leading legions of fans to yearn for a third novel. Goldfinch arrives in October, promising yet another haunting odyssey, rife with obsession, survival, and self-invention. Tartt talks about her new book and the intrigue that lurks in humanity. She will be joined in conversation by Jennifer Day, editor of the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal.

Please note: Donna Tartt will sign only copies of The Goldfinch at this event (whether you have purchased prior or purchase at this event). She will not sign copies of The Secret History or The Little Friend.

This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row series.

Photo Credit: NTG Hires

Speakers and Performers

Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend. Her third novel, Goldfinch, will be published this year.

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The Guardian's 2002 profile on Tartt