Donna Tartt has a new book in the works. According to the store blog of Greenwood, MS independent Turnrow Books:
Donna Tartt came by Turnrow this week. (As usual, we were caught without a camera to prove it.) Most don't realize she was born in Greenwood and grew up nearby. She usually visits family during the holidays and has made a point to stop by and visit the store every year.
In addition to making the day (the birthday at that) of one of her biggest fans, who happened to be in the store at the time, Donna also told us a bit about her new book (another year or so from publication, she thinks) and her favorite books of the year (she loved Skippy Dies by Paul Murray), but we mostly talked about True Grit, both the novel by Charles Portis and the new movie by the Coen Brothers.
Like countless other sheep readers, I bought and devoured True Grit over the weekend and came across the preceding while playing catchup with Charles Portis.