Monday, June 13, 2011
Orange Prize for Fiction
The Serbian-American author Téa Obreht won the Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel THE TIGER'S WIFE.
The award is given annually for the best novel in English by a woman and comes with about $49,000. Téa Obreht is the youngest winner of the Orange Prize. She is 25 years old.
"Téa Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia and raised in Belgrade. In 1992 her family moved to Cyprus and then to Egypt, where she learned to speak and read English, eventually immigrating to the United States in 1997. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Téa received her MFA in Fiction from the Creative Writing Program at Cornell University in 2009."
Previous Winners of the Orange Prize for Fiction