Donna Tartt - American writer, the author of the novels The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch. Tartt won the WH Smith Literary Award for The Little Friend in 2003 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Goldfinch in
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 1892 – March also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu. In she was awarded the NobelPrize in Literature, "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.
I've been on a Ken Follett kick for a while. Pillars of the Earth and World Without End were both so good I just had to read Fall Of Giants. Only problem is that now I have to wait until Fall 2012 for the next book.
Milan Kundera We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.” – Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being