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."