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Tea Obreht Birth:

Tea Obreht was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1985.

Tea Obreht Background and Writing:

Born in Yugoslavia and raised in Cyprus and Egypt (her family left Belgrade in 1992 when the war started), Tea Obreht came to the United States in 1997, at the age of 12. Obreht received her MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University in 2009.

Obreht's debut novel, The Tiger's Wife (2011) was written largely while she was at Cornell. The book is about Natalia, a female narrator in the war-ravaged Balkans, and her relationship to her grandfather.

Obreht lives in Ithaca, New York. In 2010, she was named one of The New Yorker's "20 under 40" writers.

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