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Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch wins Pulitzer

Donna Tartt’s third novel, The Goldfinch (Little, Brown), has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

The 784-page bestseller, which beat out Philipp Meyer’s The Son and Bob Shacochis’ The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, was recently optioned for screen by producers of the Hunger Games series.

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall won the Pulitzer for biography; Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin won for non-fiction; and 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri won for poetry.