For the author of Pulitzer Prize–winning The Goldfinch (which will soon get the film treatment), Donna Tartt has managed to maintain a pretty low profile. But it was only a matter of time before people noticed her signature style, too — she landed a spot on Vanity Fair’s 2014 Best-Dressed List this morning.
Tartt has been known to favor tailored suits and trenches — like the one she wore at the Orange Prize for Fiction Ceremony. She also cites Harold from Harold and Maude as her style inspiration, and is often photographed in blouses under conservative suits, loud socks, and loafers. And topping off her eye for menswear-inspired pieces is a sharp bob. Get familiar with her best looks throughout the years in our slideshow below.