Claire - June 9th, 2011
Téa Obreht, the youngest ever recipient of the Orange Prize for Fiction, tells us what it was like to win.
The editor Arzu Tahsin on the moment of acquisition to the big win:
“I acquired The Tiger’s Wife 3 years ago and for a long time it felt like a delicious secret. While Tea edited we worked hard on the cover and presentation of the book and I badgered everyone in-house to share the manuscript once it was ready. Our enthusiasm was unanimous and the book became an instant in-house success! My pride at seeing Tea get up on the podium to accept the Orange Prize was overwhelming. From the moment I read the first paragraph of this novel when it was first submitted I knew this was an incredibly special book and our journey with Tea continues. Ultimately, The Tiger’s Wife celebrates great writing, a truly compelling story-telling with an inspirational message.” Arzu Tahsin, Commissioning Editor, The Tiger’s Wife
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