Tea Obreht, youngest author to win Orange Prize for The Tiger's Wife

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Tea Obreht, youngest author to win Orange Prize for The Tiger's Wife

Jun 08 2011

25-year-old Serbian-American author Tea Obreht has won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Tiger's Wife.. Set in the Balkans, the book tells the story of a young doctor tracing the life of her grandfather.

The annually awarded Orange Prize recognizes female novelists writing in English. Since its debut in 1996, winners of the Orange Prize include Barbara Kingsolver, Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver, Andrea Levy and Carol Shields.

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