Friday, June 10, 2011

The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht Wins the Orange Prize

Téa Obreht, the 25 year old novelist whose first novel, The Tiger's Wife, was published this year, won the prestigious 2011 Orange Prize.  The Organe Prize was launched in 1996 to celebrate "excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world."  Obreht is the youngest winner ever.  Previously, she was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers under 40, and that was before she published her first novel. 

This is likely the first of several prizes I expect Obreht to win this year.  My review of her novel is here.  If you haven't read it, this is one of the best novels of 2011 so far.

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