Donna Tartt’s publisher has just released the cover of her forthcoming novel, The Goldfinch (scheduled for October 2013).
Bookish quotes Tartt’s editor as saying, “The cover suggests a central moment in the story, which I can’t give away here!”
If only we knew more about that cover design. Oh, wait… didn’t I post a few thoughts about the novel’s title, and a possible pictorial source, when it was first announced in February? Let’s see… right here.
And I was right!
The cover reproduces a detail of the painting The Goldfinch (dated 1654) by Dutch artist Carel Fabritius, in the collection of The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis.
I think I deserve an advance copy of the novel for making this guess correctly. What do you think?
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You definitely deserve an advance copy! :)
Hell, I’m still feeling peevish about this. As far as I can tell — and I really searched, at the time — I was the first person on the internets to guess the image (before we saw the cover!) and the Fabritius connection. But I am unsung and unhonored. ;)