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June 2011
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Tea Obreht Wins UK's Orange Prize

The Tiger's Wife

Téa Obreht has won the UK's 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel The Tiger's Wife (Random House). The Orange Prize recognizes the best fiction written by a woman each year. At 25 years old, Obreht is the youngest author to win the £30,000 prize, which was presented to her during an awards ceremony held on June 8, 2011, at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England. Bettany Hughes, Chair of Judges, said: "The Tiger's Wife is an exceptional book and Téa Obreht is a truly exciting new talent. Obreht's powers of observation and her understanding of the world are remarkable. By skillfully spinning a series of magical tales she has managed to bring the tragedy of chronic Balkan conflict thumping into our front rooms with a bittersweet vivacity."

In Brief
Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin (Random House), is winner of the 2011 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The IMPAC Prize is worth €100,000 and is the world's most prestigious literary prize nominated by public libraries world-wide.

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