|Born||13 October 1987 (age 29)
Grimsby, Humberside, England
Abigail Jane Kathryn Tarttelin (born 13 October 1987) is an English novelist who began her career as an actress. Her second book, Golden Boy, was described as a "dazzling debut" by Oprah's Book Club. Published in 2013, the book has rapidly been translated into numerous languages.
Tarttelin was born in Grimsby, Humberside. Her paternal grandfather is artist David Tarttelin. At the age of 16, she trained with the National Youth Theatre and the New York Film Academy school in France, acting in over 20 short films. Of these films, La Geode by New York artist Theresa Hong appeared in the Official Selection of the New York Short Film Festival, the LA Shorts Fest, and Strasbourg Film Festival.
In her first acting role Tarttelin played Fenella in The Butterfly Tattoo. The following year she took the starring role in independent sci-fi Schrodinger's Girl (now titled Triple Hit) in which she played three versions of the same woman in parallel worlds. The film premiered in 2009 at the San Diego Comic-Con International. She attended Comic-Con and Cannes Film Festival with The Butterfly Tattoo and Triple Hit, and in 2009 became one of only two actresses to make it into Moviescope magazine's "ones to watch" selection of British artists working in independent film. She has also written for the blog Women & Hollywood and as a screenwriter for Academy Award shortlisted filmmaker Chris Jones. She also appeared in the film Three Stags, directed by Mark Locke, and bilingual thriller Taxi Rider in 2010.
Tarttelin's debut novel, Flick, was released in April 2011. In 2013, she published her novel Golden Boy, about an intersex teenager. The book has been well received, and film rights are in discussion.
- Flick, London, April 2011. ISBN 978-1907616181
- Golden Boy, London, W&N, 9 May 2013. ISBN 978-0297870944
- 10 Dazzling Debut Novels to Pick Up Right Now, Oprah's Book Club
- El chico de oro, World Cat
- Menino De Ouro getting some air time!, Abigail Tarttelin, 3 December 2013
- 不能說的病歷書 / Bu neng shuo de bing li shu, World Cat
- "Artist's webpage".
- Pritchard, Paul. "Schrödinger's Girl", 24 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- Lincolnshire Echo. "County actress could hit the big time", 25 July 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- "Conville and Walsh Bio".
- "Moviescope 1".
- "Moviescope Article". Archived from the original on 23 July 2011.
- "Entanglement Productions".
- "Women & Hollywood".
- "Shortlist Announced".
- "Agency Bio".
- "Production co. website".
- Meet Max, 16, a Golden Boy and intersex, GayStarNews, 31 May 2013
- Clare Calvet's Book of the Week: Golden Boy - Nightlife - (ABC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 19 June 2013.
- Three Reasons This Intersex Lesbian Loved Abigail Tarttelin’s "Golden Boy", Hida Viloria at Autostraddle, 6 August 2013.
- They asked me to name my price: how Abigail Tarttelin went from waitress to hot young author with a £100,000 advance, Evening Standard, 23 May 2013.
- Interview with Abigail Tarttelin, Mandy Huckins at The Washington Independent Review of Books, 16 May 2013.