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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Orange prize-winner announced

Serbian-American Tea Obreht wins British literary prize

Tea Obreht, 25, is the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction.

The novel called The Tiger's Wife, is her first. 

The story of a doctor's search for answers to the death of her beloved grandfather, who raised her on colorful legends from his home village, it was hailed as a brilliant debut, and is now a bestseller.

The ceremony, where it was announced that Obreht had won the prize, worth 30,000 pounds, was a glittering affair, held at London's Royal Festival Hall.

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