Donna Tartt is an American ‘Pulitzer’-winning novelist and short-story writer. She composed her first poem at the age of 5 and became a published writer at 13. During her undergraduate course at the ‘University of Mississippi,’ she impressed the faculty. Upon their advice, she moved to ‘Bennington College,’ known for its courses in liberal arts, including writing. At ‘Bennington,’ she befriended other talented writers. In 1992, she released her first novel, ‘The Secret History,’ which went on to become a bestseller and announced her arrival in the U.S. writing scene. Following this, she composed many short stories and finished her second novel, ‘The Little Friend,’ for which she won her the first notable literary award. She also contributed to many magazines, such as ‘Harper’s’ and ‘GQ.’ Her third and latest novel, ‘The Goldfinch,’ earned her many awards, including the coveted ‘Pulitzer Prize’ in 2014.