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The Tiger’s Wife author Téa Obreht Visits Georgetown University

In August, Téa Obreht was honored as this year’s Marino Family International Writers’ Academic Workshop author at Georgetown University. The Marino Family International Writers’ Academic Workshop has been taking place at Georgetown since 1995 and has featured authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Margaret Atwood, Dinaw Mengestu (a Georgetown alumnus), and Orhan Pamuk. The Workshop serves as students’ introduction to the academic life at Georgetown and is an integral part of the freshman experience. It affirms Georgetown’s commitment to the highest academic standards and adds a significant international cultural dimension to the academic formation of Georgetown students.

Obreht’s talk with the Class of 2016 during New Student Orientation included thoughts about her writing process. Though her debut novel The Tiger’s Wife officially took her three years to write, she said, she realized that she had been writing the book her entire life. Continue reading

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NYU Selects Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife as Freshman Dialogue Novel

New York University’s College of Arts & Science has announced The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht as their Freshman Dialogue novel selection. The Freshman Dialogue at NYU is an exciting, unique way to connect students with faculty members before classes begin, to unify the class around a common activity and theme, and to introduce students to the rich intellectual and cultural life of the College, the University, and New York City. In her welcoming letter to the Class of 2016, Acting Dean G. Gabrielle Starr writes:

“The next four years will, I trust, be wonderful ones for you; the excitement and discovery begin with your selection of courses, your orientation, and your engagement with the amazing novel that kicks off our first year together, Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife.”

Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation.

In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. But Natalia is also confronting a private, hurtful mystery of her own Continue reading

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