03/16/2011 10:50 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

2011 Orange Prize Longlist For Fiction Includes 'Tiger's Wife' Author Téa Obreht

Author Téa Obreht grew up in the Balkans against the backdrop of civil war. She never knew her father, and learned English from Disney films, before her family eventually emigrated to America. After writing The Tiger's Wife, a critically-acclaimed novel released this month which draws on her own upbringing, Obreht has now completed her own fairy-tale: a place on the coveted longlist for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction. All at the grand old age of 25.

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